Implants

Are you missing your missing tooth?…..

If you are, a dental implant might be the right solution for you. They are securely fixed teeth that look and feel completely natural.

Dr Shane Curran is extremely experienced in implant dentistry. He has over 15 years experience in placing and restoring implants and keeps up-to-date with latest developments, products and techniques by regularly attending courses and seminars. Shane is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).  It is something Shane is passionate about, and we would like to encourage anyone thinking about the procedure to come and have a chat with him about it.

Below is some information regarding the procedure and to help you decide whether a dental implant might be suitable for you.

How does an implant work?

A dental implant is an artificial root that is inserted into the jaw to replace the root of a natural tooth. It then anchors replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges or dentures.

Implants leave you with natural looking teeth that are extremely secure. If good oral hygiene is maintained, with good after care, implants can last a lifetime.

The benefits of dental implants

  • The end result looks, feels and behaves like a natural tooth
  • Implants are durable and will last for many years if good oral hygiene is maintained
  • Implants are a great alternative to dentures and can be used to replace a single tooth or even a full set of teeth
  • Dental implants give you the confidence to eat what you want without worrying about them coming loose

Can anyone have  a dental implant?

Patients must have healthy teeth and gums and enough jaw bone to support the implants. In some instances patients may need oral surgery prior to implant treatment taking place. This could be for a number or reasons, such as ensuring the bone structure is sufficient to support an implant. This will be established and discussed at your initial consultation.

Do dental implants last a lifetime?

Once a dental implant has integrated into the jaw bone, studies have shown a survival rate in the excess of 90% after 15 years, depending on a good routine of daily cleaning, regular observation and maintenance with professional help.

How long does treatment take?

After the implant is inserted, you need to wait 3-6 months for the jaw to heal. Once healed impressions of the mouth are taken and a replacement tooth in the required size, shape and colour is built. When ready, the replacement tooth can then be tested before being securely fitted.

If you would like to book a consultation, contact us on 09826611 or by email info@mayodentalclinic.com and we will arrange an appointment for you.

Contact us today to arrange an implant consultation with Shane.

Call 09826611 or email info@mayodentalclinic.com

Implants