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Dental Implants Limerick

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. Also, we are so confident that you will be happy to proceed with treatment that we offer a free, no-obligation first consultation worth €150.

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.

As a result, dental implants fuse to your jawbone and therefore they provide a stable support for an artificial tooth, unlike with dentures.

Furthermore, 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!

In short, 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

  • It’s the 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

  • Finally, it does not affect your speech

Types of Dental Implants

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Dental Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.

Firstly, a single tooth treatment is an excellent solution because 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.

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

In conclusion, you can read more about single and multiple dental implants here.

Are you feeling self-conscious because your dentures are loose-fitting, bulky and uncomfortable? Also, 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?

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

Click-Tite Denture

Click-tite Implants are thus a type of full overdenture that is supported by, or attached to dental implants. Whereas 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. Subsequently, 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.

All-on-4

Do you have dentures that cause you trouble and discomfort instead of much needed support? Also, do you dread them falling out when you speak? Or when was the last time you bit into a crunchy apple?

To clarify, if any of these sound familiar, maybe the All-on-4 (also known as ‘Teeth in a Day’) Dental Implant treatment is exactly what you need. It may 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. Furthermore, 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.

To sum up, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have benefitted from All-on-4 treatment and it is backed by nearly 20 years of study and research.

Finally, you can read more here.