Dental Implants (Tooth Implants)2019-06-06T13:48:27+01:00

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» Free Consultation (worth €150)

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“It’s well worth it… absolutely … I didn’t think for a minute. I should have done it years ago!”

Veronica Sweeney, Limerick

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“You’re involved in the treatment plan, so you know exactly, step by step what the treatment plan entails.”

Joe Mann, Limerick

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“It’s like they’ve always been there. I don’t think about them, so that’s brilliant. Conor is really professional.”

Edel O’Neill, Limerick


Dental Implants (Tooth Implants)

Do you have a missing tooth or missing teeth? Well, dental implants (also called tooth implants) are the next best thing to a real tooth by fusing with your jawbone and becoming a permanent part of you. As a result, they restore your smile and your confidence to its full glory.

Our team at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick have the expertise and technology to deliver excellent dental implant therapy. We are so confident that you will be happy to proceed with treatment that we offer a free, no-obligation first consultation worth €150.

You can review our dental implant prices here.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium fixtures, placed into the jaw, that permanently replace one or more missing teeth, or act as an anchor for crowns, bridges or dentures.

Dental implants fuse to your jawbone and because of this, they provide a stable support for an artificial tooth, unlike with dentures.

Implants mimic the way that your natural tooth roots secure your teeth to your gumline and the crown which is placed on top is designed to look like your other teeth.

Therefore, nobody will know that you have implants, they will look totally natural and will make you smile with confidence!

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The success rate for dental implant therapy is up to 98% with age, length of implant, diameter of implant, bone quality and region of the implant being the factors which determine this rate.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

  • A long-lasting solution

  • Next best thing to a missing tooth

  • Improve your overall health

  • Maintain your facial structure and preserve your jaw

  • Avoid Gum Disease

  • Maintain the implants in the same way as natural teeth

  • Smile with confidence

  • Does not affect your speech

Types of Dental Implants

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Dental Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.

A single tooth treatment is an excellent solution. It looks and feels like a natural tooth and it fills out the face to its natural appearance. It also prevents the tendency of neighbouring teeth to shift to fill the gap left by the missing tooth.

Dental implants can also be used to replace several missing teeth. One implant can actually support more than a single replacement tooth, making it a more cost-effective option for patients who have lost multiple teeth.

Read more about single and multiple dental implants here.

Are you feeling self-conscious because your dentures are loose-fitting, bulky and uncomfortable? Do you have difficulty speaking and eating, or are you afraid that your dentures will fall out of your mouth? Or are you in a position where you may need dentures and are looking at possible alternatives?

If any of the above applies to you, then Click-tite Implants may be the perfect answer.

Click-tite Implants are a type of full overdenture that is supported by, or attached to dental implants. A regular denture just rests on the gums and tends to fit less firmly. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants and provide a better hold to the overdentures.

With Click-tite Implants, dentures (specially-made for you) are anchored to dental implants and they click into place. Your Click-tite Implants are very secure in your mouth but can be easily removed for cleaning and at night.

You can read more about the treatment here.


Do you have dentures that cause you trouble and discomfort instead of much needed support? Do you dread them falling out when you speak? When was the last time you bit into a crunchy apple? Well if so, maybe the All-on-4 (also known as ‘Teeth in a Day’) Dental Implant treatment is exactly what you need to give you back the confidence and comfort that you once had.

All-on-4 is a proven dental implant solution designed specially for people with toothless jaws or poor quality of teeth. Using between four and six dental implants to secure a natural looking restoration, the All-on-4 treatment provides a fixed, functional and stable set of provisional teeth in just one day.

Hundreds of thousands of people have benefitted from All-on-4 treatment and it’s backed by nearly 20 years of study and research.

You can read more here.


  • Free Consultation worth €150
  • Experienced dentist with over 24 years experience in dentistry
  • Over 1000 cases treated
  • Appointments available 7 days a week
  • 0% finance available up to 18 months
  • Complimentary teeth whitening treatment available to Implant patients


Frequently asked Questions

Here are some questions asked frequently by our patients at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick:

If you have lost several teeth or indeed all of your teeth, you may have experienced bone loss or resorption. If you do not have sufficient jawbone to support dental implants, bone grafting can be carried out in order to build up a sufficient amount of bone for them.

PRGF (protein rich growth factor) treatment creates a rich environment for improved bone regeneration and osteo-integration with the implant. You may have to wait several months for bone grafting to create new, strong bone to accept an implant.

You can read more about bone grafting here.

A sinus lift is necessary when your upper jaw has insufficient bone height or your sinuses are too close to your jaw for dental implant therapy to be carried out. Your mouth may not support dental implants as the bone is too thin. You can read about the sinus lift procedure here.

You can get a dental implant if:

  • You have strong gums and sufficient bone in your jaw
  • Your jawbone has reached full growth
  • You don’t have any medical conditions that affect bone growth or healing
  • You are willing to wait several months for the end results

Your dentist will give you a full oral examination and take x-rays of your teeth and jaws to decide if a dental implant procedure is suitable for you.

A tooth implant procedure can stretch over several months. The procedure is briefly as follows:

  1. Bone Grafting: If there has been any bone loss due to the missing tooth or missing teeth, bone grafting will be carried out firstly. This is done by introducing bone into the required area. This acts as scaffolding, causing more bone to regenerate around it. It can take a few months for this to take place.
  2. The Implant: The dental surgeon will first give a local anaesthetic and maybe also sedation. A small hole is then drilled into the bone under the gum and the titanium implant is screwed in. The gum is then stitched up. The implant mimics the root of the tooth and will hold the replacement tooth to be fitted. A few months are required for the bone to fuse around the implant and fix it firmly in place.
  3. The Abutement: Once the bone and implant have fused, an abutment (the piece where the crown will eventually attach) is fitted to the implant which extends above the gum line. When the gum heals around the abutment, the new tooth can be fixed on.
  4. The Crown: The new tooth or teeth are prepared by taking moulds of the existing teeth to get an idea of the size and shape of the crown(s). The colour of the crown(s) is/are also matched to the existing teeth.

You can read more about the dental implant procedure here.

You should brush your teeth regularly and care for your implants just as you would your natural teeth. Floss at least once a day and visit the dental hygienist twice per year. Avoid excess caffeine, red wine and tobacco. Hard foods such as boiled sweets can damage tooth implants and are best avoided.

The Consultation with Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick

We offer a free consultation at our Limerick clinic worth €150. We will then assess you to determine if you are suitable for implant treatment. Our team can set to work once a bespoke plan and costs have been agreed. You can find a convenient contact form below with which to make an enquiry, or if you are ready, please call us at 061 480 070 for an appointment.

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