Dental Implants in Cork
One of the most common reasons for patients to attend Airport Dental is missing teeth. Our patients are often missing a number of teeth and complain of struggling with poorly fitting or uncomfortable dentures.
Thankfully due to advances in technology we are now able to offer a secure long-term solution with dental implants. Whether you are missing one tooth or many teeth dental implants may hold the solution for you.
Single implants are used in cases where a patient is missing only one tooth. An implant is the most similar replacement to your own natural tooth. Is it securely fixed in place, cannot be removed and is like having a new tooth.
The biggest advantage of an implant is that you do not need to unnecessarily adjust the adjacent teeth providing a healthy, secure, long-term solution.
Implant Bridges are used in cases where you may be missing more than one tooth. In this situation, more than one implant can be placed to support multiple missing teeth. Again these teeth will feel similar to your own natural teeth as they are securely fixed in place and are not removable.
Dental Implants FAQs
Q:What is a dental implant?
A: An implant is a man-made root used to support a new tooth or teeth.
Q: Are all implants the same?
A: Unfortunately not all implants are the same, with hundreds of different implant makes on the market, all of varying quality and reliability. Is it essential that patients are aware of these differences and know that the implants that they are getting are well-researched and successful. At Airport Dental we are proud to exclusively use Nobel Biocare implants, one of the world’s leading and most trusted implant companies.
For more information please visit www.nobelbiocare.com.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: The implant placement procedure is entirely painless and is carried-out under a local anaesthetic. We routinely prescribe a sedative which helps to make the procedure easier for our patients.
Q: What are the benefits of dental implants?
A: Dental implants have numerous advantages compared to conventional denture or bridge treatments.
* Teeth are securely fixed in place
*No more loose uncomfortable dentures
*No damage to your remaining teeth
*They maintain bone health which supports the lips and cheeks.
*Increased ability to eat and digest food resulting in better diet and reduced needs for medication.