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Dental implants

Why choose Dental Trips? 

Dental Implant Treatment is a particular area of expertise at our Clinic. Our dental specialists have completed thousands of implant treatment procedures successfully and all procedures are performed exclusively by first degree specialists in dental surgery, prosthodontics or periodontology.  

We only use proven implantation systems that have an international warranty called an implant pass.  As one of the few clinics in Europe to have a dental CT scanner onsite, this scanner allows us to estabish and diagnose with complete accuracy if your bone is suitable for implants and to avoid any damage to nerves in your jaws and your sinuses.  

Replacing Teeth? 

Apart from being able to smile, eat, and speak properly; dental implants prevent the onset of poor facial profile due to the loss of the bone mass in your jawbone. Implants prevent bone loss by transmitting load forces during the chewing process down into the jawbone. The jawbone reacts to this loading by increasing the bone density. Dental Implants are well known in their ability to stop bone loss and restore facial skeletal structure while significantly improving digestion. Implant insertion is absolutely painless and is performed under local anaesthesia or if requested by the patient, by sedation, which is supervised by an anaesthesiologist.

Am I a candidate for dental Implants? 

Dental implants offer the best solution to people of all ages who have lost a tooth or teeth due to gum disease, an accident or injury. It is important that you have enough dental bone to support the implant. Certain health conditions may need special consideration and examination like chronic diseases, heavy smoking, or alcohol abuse, as these may complicate implant treatment. After careful evaluation of your health history, our dentists will make sure you aware of any conditions that may have an adverse effect on your implant treatment.  

Benefits of dental implants? 

Dental implant restorations provide a natural feel and appearance. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. 

  • Renewed ability to chew and speak properly 
  • Restoration of facial aesthetics 
  • Preserving the remaining jaw bone structure 
  • Recovery of the natural appearance and function of teeth

Dental Implant Procedure? 

  • Insertion of the Implant
    • Healing of the gum
    • Exposure of the Implant site
    • Taking the impression
    • Insertion of crown and bridge or over-denture 

The placement of the implant is followed by a healing period of normally between 4 and 6 months when the bone bonds to the implant. 
At the end of the healing period, a return visit of 5 working days is necessarry for the fitting of Porcelain or Zirconium Crowns 

What is a dental implant and How does it work?

A dental implant substitutes a natural tooth root. Nowadays, implantation is the best method to replace missing dentition: not only is the gap filled, but the lost teeth can be reconstructed while regaining full functionality and aesthetics. Bridges and dentures can aid in mastication, however they cannot replace natural mastication. From false teeth in a bridge or denture, surface forces cannot be directly conveyed to the bone. Unlike with natural dentition, they are conveyed indirectly by the adjacent teeth or the maxillary or mandibular mucosa. Dental implants work in an entirely different way. As the titanium rod is inserted into the bone as a substitute for a natural tooth root. The chewing force from the surface of the false tooth is transmitted directly to the jaw bone. This ensures that the healthy structure and functioning of the bone are better preserved, preventing rapid bone degeneration, which otherwise, as the bone bears a reduced load, tends to occur.

A dental implant consists of three components: a titanium rod inside the jaw bone, a titanium or ceramic abutment and a prosthetic crown.

The implant rod is made of titanium, a bio-compatible material which does not elicit allergic reactions. Titanium is non-ferromagnetic and therefore, patients with dental implants can be safely examined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The surface of the implant rod is covered with an extremely porous substance, which facilitates and accelerates integration, that is the integration of the implant in the bone. As a result of this unique phenomenon, bone cells are incorporated into the external layers of the titanium rod and in this way a stable union of bone and implant is obtained. When the implant has been inserted into the bone (which is a painless procedure performed under local anaesthesia), the implantologist sutures the gum for a period of 4-6 months, during which the implant firmly integrates. Afterwards, the upper part of the implant is exposed and healing caps are fitted for about 2-4 weeks. The reason for this procedure is to stimulate the growth of the gingival tissue surrounding the implant. When the gum is healed, the implant is loaded with an abutment, to which either a crown or an over-denture clasp is secured with a screw or cement. In the lateral region (with the posterior teeth) titanium abutments and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are usually placed. In the front of the mouth (where the teeth are visible when the patient smiles and speaks), non-metal, zirconium oxide ceramic abutments and crowns are most frequently inserted.

How long will my implants last? 

Under proper conditions and with diligent oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime. 

Cost of Dental Implants? 

Our implant prices are typically 45-55% lower with us than in the patient’s own country. For years we have had a constant flow of patients taking advantage of the huge savings available. 

Average prices:

Dental implant (0sstem) complete price including crown.

Ireland €3000 – Dental Trips €1354Savings €1646

UK £2500 – Dental Trips £1150Savings £1350

USA – $4000 – Dental Trips $1470Savings $2530 

You can learn more about dental implant treatment by watching our 3D animated videos below.