Dental Implants

Dental Implant Treatments

Are you living with missing teeth and longing for a permanent solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth? Dental implants offer a revolutionary option for tooth replacement, restoring your smile and oral function with remarkable results. At Harbour Dental Clinic, our experienced team is committed to providing you with the highest standard of dental implant treatments, giving you the confidence to smile again.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacements that consist of three essential components: the titanium implant post, the abutment, and the dental crown. The titanium post acts as an artificial tooth root, securely anchored into the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. The abutment serves as the connector between the implant and the dental crown, which is custom-made to match your natural teeth in both appearance and function.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

A Permanent Solution: Dental implants provide a long-lasting tooth replacement option that can potentially last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.

Natural Appearance: Dental implants closely mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, creating a seamless smile that blends harmoniously with your existing teeth.

Enhanced Oral Function: Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants offer unparalleled stability, allowing you to eat, speak, and laugh with confidence.

Preservation of Bone Structure: By stimulating the jawbone through osseointegration, dental implants help maintain its structure and prevent bone loss, which can occur with missing teeth.

Improved Self-Confidence: With dental implants, you can regain your self-assurance and show off your beautiful smile without any worries.

The Dental Implant Process

Our dental implant process involves several steps, ensuring precise planning and optimal results:

  1. Comprehensive Examination: During your initial consultation, we will assess your oral health and jawbone density to determine if dental implants are the right option for you.
  2. Implant Placement: The titanium implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone during a minor procedure. Over the next few months, the implant fuses with the bone through osseointegration, creating a sturdy foundation for the dental crown.
  3. Abutment Placement: Once the implant has integrated with the jawbone, the abutment is attached to the post, connecting it to the dental crown.
  4. Custom Dental Crown: We will create a custom dental crown that matches the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth. The crown is then securely attached to the abutment, completing the dental implant restoration.

Dr Grainne McCloskey

B.A., B. DENT. SC GDC NO: 76511 , 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most individuals with good overall health and sufficient jawbone density are suitable candidates for dental implants. Our dental team will assess your oral health and determine if dental implants are the right option for you during a comprehensive examination.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential for the long-term success of your implants.

The dental implant procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the process. After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

The dental implant process can take several months to complete. It involves the implant placement surgery, the osseointegration period (when the implant fuses with the jawbone), and the placement of the abutment and dental crown.

Yes, dental implants are considered a safe and reliable tooth replacement option. They have been extensively studied and used in dentistry for several decades.

Yes, one of the significant benefits of dental implants is that they function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat a wide variety of foods with ease.

Dental implants require regular oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and attending dental check-ups. Proper care will ensure the longevity and success of your dental implants.

Yes, dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They can also support dental bridges or dentures for patients with multiple missing teeth.

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on several factors, including the number of implants needed, the type of restoration, and any additional treatments required. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personalised treatment plan and discuss the associated costs.