orthodontics

niamh boyle | oral surgery | implant dentistry
BA BDent Sc MFD FFD(OSOM) RCSI

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DENTAL IMPLANTS

The details of dental implant treatment will be discussed at length on your assessment appointment. This will be determined by a number of factors.

All natural teeth have a dentin core, surrounded by an enamel coating, and are anchored in the jaw bone by their roots.
A completed dental implant has a crown which replicates the appearance of the enamel coating of the surrounding natural teeth. The crown is fixed to an abutment, or post, the equivalent of the dentin core.
The post is attached to the titanium implant, which is anchored in the jaw bone and acts as the root of the replacement tooth.

After a healing period, the dental implant is anchored in the bone. An abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment functions as the core for the replacement tooth. The abutment can be adjusted and shaped to allow the replacement tooth or crown to blend in and function with the adjacent teeth

Treatment involving both dental implant and restorative phases can be accomplished in as little as 8 weeks up to 6 – 9 months. This will be discussed on assessment.
See stages of dental implant treatment