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Front Tooth Implants

What are Dental Implants?

The advent of dental implants make restoration of an extracted tooth appear aesthetically appealing. It is a device, usually made up of titanium, implanted to the jawbone. Since it mimics the appearance of a natural tooth, it is the treatment of choice in replacing an extracted front tooth.

What is Front Tooth Implant?

A front tooth implant is a method of replacing a missing front tooth using titanium screws buried to the jawbone with a front tooth crown attached to the implant. The goal of the front tooth implant restoration is to simulate the appearance of a natural tooth.

Our Motto

Our Aim is to provide a friendly professional environment where you can avail of the best Dental Treatment in Dublin.

— Dr Thomas Munroe
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Why would I need to replace a missing front tooth?


The front tooth is usually lost due to trauma, accident or improper oral care. Losing one or more front tooth can spoil your overall appearance.

Contrary to a missing back tooth, most patients have an emotional response regarding a missing front tooth. A missing front tooth affects one’s self-esteem which makes it difficult for someone to smile widely and communicate with another person.

Front tooth plays a vital role in speech. The ‘TH’ sound is produced when the tongue touches the back part of a front tooth while the ‘F’ and ‘V’ sounds are produced when the lower lip is pressed to the upper front tooth.

Can everyone have a front tooth implant?

Am I a candidate

Almost everyone, as long as you are generally healthy, can have a front tooth implant made. Certain medical conditions such as blood problems, cancer or uncontrolled diabetes can interfere with the fusion of a front tooth implant to the bone and may not be advisable to undergo the procedure. Therefore, it is crucial that you inform the dentist about your medical health.

Benefits of Front Tooth Implant

Benefits of replacement

It is important to replace any missing tooth for many reasons, to restore a full smile, for aesthetic reasons, but for a front tooth especially it is vital to replace the tooth for many other reasons.  The front teeth are vital for speaking, pronouncing words properly, supporting the lip and more:

  • Improved appearance. Front tooth implant mimics how a natural tooth appears and matches the shade of your other front teeth.
  • Improved speech. There’s confidence in speaking since there’s no fear of something getting displaced out of the mouth like dentures.
  • Full lip support. Loss of one or more front teeth makes the lip look sunken. Placement of front tooth implants preserves the bone that supports the lips.
  • Much more easy to maintain. In the long term, root tooth implants are easier to clean than bridges.
  • Preservation of adjacent front teeth. Placement of a single front tooth implant does not require removal of tooth structures to adjacent front teeth.
  • 99% Success Rate. Front tooth implant guarantees a long-term solution to missing front tooth.

After Effects & Aftercare

Possible Discomfort?

Expect to experience a little discomfort after surgical procedures. It is normal and should subside after 48 hours. Painkillers are prescribed to ease discomfort. Remember, swelling is a natural response of the body to promote healing. You may opt to apply an ice bag for 10 minutes every hour for 24 hours at the surgical side.

Looking after your Front Tooth Implant

Hygiene is vital

It is important that you take care of your front tooth implants just like your own natural teeth. Practice good oral hygiene at home by brushing and flossing regularly. Avoid using a high-abrasive toothbrush.

Visit the dentist for your routine dental check-up and cleanings. It requires a special dental instrument to clean the surfaces of the implant which toothbrush bristles cannot reach.

  • review rating 5  I’ve been with Tom for over ten years now. Tom is an excellent dentist from my experience. I’ve had two successful implants and am in the process of having my third and fourth done by Tom. He is a very caring, informative and supportive dentist. After care is also excellent. Highly recommended.

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  • review rating 5  I've attended Milltown Dental Clinic for a number of years.  Over this time I"ve had fillings, veneers and an implant and I am very happy with the results.  I have full confidence in Dr Tom Munroe. He is professional and always puts me as ease and explains each procedure in advance.  The clinic itself is excellent and the staff are very friendly. I highly recommend Milltown Dental Clinic and Implant Centre.

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  • review rating 5  I have had several dental implants and procedures done at Milltown Dental Clinic. As a very nervous patient I found Dr. Munroe put me at ease and explained every step during the procedure. There was very little discomfort. My husband also had dental implants and procedures done at Milltown Dental clinic and he cannot praise Dr. Munroe enough. Staff very friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Milltown Dental Clinic. Mary Gough.

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  • review rating 5  Have a phobia of dentists so have attended VERY unregularly throughout my life.. As a result, when I do, lots needs to get done and I’m a nervous wreck.. Attended Milltown clinic recently for the first time and couldn’t have been happier! Dr Munroe was very understanding and was really good putting me at ease. I had to get a good few fillings done and much needed thorough cleaning. Very happy with the results, and the cost was also very reasonable. I definitely won’t wait another few years for a follow up appointment like I used to do 😉

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  • review rating 5  I’ve been attending Tom for over 10 yrs now after a disastrous experience elsewhere. He has transformed my dental care! He is gentle, thorough, careful & up to date, my crowns & implants look fantastic. I can highly recommend him.

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Looking after your Front Tooth Implant

Alternative Treatments

A missing front tooth is conventionally restored with a fixed bridge or a denture.

Even up to date, the most common – but not necessarily the best – option for replacing a front tooth is a fixed bridge. It consists of removing healthy tooth structures on either side of the missing front tooth. Removal of tooth structure is irreversible and may increase the risk of the adjacent teeth to decay and gum disease. Moreover, there is no bone growth stimulation which can cause the gums to recede. A space between the receded gums and artificial front tooth restoration (pontic) may also appear over time.

Additionally, a denture might be a more affordable option, but it needs to be replaced after a few years making it costly as well. Also, it is important to note that dentures stimulate bone loss instead of bone growth, so with a denture you will gradually loose the bone mass around the missing teeth.  Dental Implants are the best solution in most cases.

A recent study reported over a 5-year period studying 45 single-tooth implants, a 97.7% implant survival rate with minimal bone loss was recorded.

Dental Implants Cost

Dental Implant Pricing

  • Implant consultation (X-Rays are €30 if required)
  • Implant surgical post + extraction
    from €890
  • Implant crown and abutment
    from €650
  • Implant – Front tooth Implant + crown
  • Implant – Back/Molar tooth Implant + crown
  • Implants – 3 Implants
    from €3200
  • Implants – 6 Implants
    from €6400
  • Implants – Full lower arch
    from €6000
  • All on 4 Dental Implants – Full Arch

Other Treatments

  • Consultation (X-Rays are €30 if required)
  • Dental Crowns
    from €500
  • Dental Veneers
    from €450
  • Full Denture
    from €500
  • Partial Denture
    from €400
  • EMax cosmetic crowns (front tooth)
    from €650
  • Maryland adhesive bridge
    from €1000
  • Temporary adhesive bridge
  • Full Denture
    from €500
  • Partial Denture
    from €400

More About Dental Implants

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  • Our Location

    Dublin 6

    Our State of the art clinic is located in the heart of Dublin, in the Dublin 6 region.  There is ample parking available and the clinic is in a beautiful location.

    For example we are located only 15 minutes from Stephens Green, and 9 minutes from University College Dublin.

  • Opening Times

    • Business Hours

      Monday, Wed, Thursday: 8:30 – 5:30
      Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am – 1pm

    Emergency Dental Service

    As stated above, we are open Monday 8.30am-5.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am-1pm, Wednesday 8.30am-5.30pm, Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm, Friday 8.30am-1pm.  Adding to that, if you have a dental emergency, please call our emergency number on 086-8012940
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    Tooth Implant Experts

    Whether you are new to Dublin, just moved to the Dublin 6 area, or have lived here all you life, you are welcome as a new patient at Milltown Dental Clinic.  We offer a wide range of General Dental treatments, and ensure our prices are affordable for everyone with our family and friend referral schemes.  We excel and focus on cosmetic Dental treatments, dental implants especially.  Replacing a missing tooth can change a patients life, giving them a new outlook on life, and their smile back!  Come see us today