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028 9145 2555
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028 9181 8909

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Dental Implants

The future of tooth replacement is here

For various reasons not everyone is suited to, or comfortable with, a denture or bridge to replace missing teeth.

At Castlebawn Dental Practice we are highly trained in dental implant treatments that offer a strong, long-lasting and easy-to-care-for aesthetic tooth replacement solution.

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What is an implant?

A dental implant is an artificial high-tech replacement for a tooth’s root- similar in shape to traditional screws. Dental implants fully integrate into your natural bone structure over time and the result is a tooth that feels, looks and functions like your own natural teeth.

Once the implant has been inserted, the jaw bone is left to heal around it for approximately 3 months. During this time, the patient wears a denture to temporarily fill the gap.

Then, when the implant is fully integrated, a single crown, bridge or removable denture is fitted and the procedure is complete. Implants can replace either a single missing tooth, more than one or an entire set.

Implant Retained Crown

This is ideal for replacing a single tooth or a small bridge. The implant will look and feel very similar to the surrounding natural teeth.

Implant Retained Denture- or ‘Clip-on Dentures’

Dentures have a long history as being a cost-efficient solution to large scale tooth loss but over time they can become an annoying inconvenience.

Implant retained dentures work by strategically placing implants in your jaw bone and attaching custom-made dentures to them, making a loose denture extremely secure and allowing you to eat the foods you love again and feel confident with your new improved smile.

IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURE

Fees

Single Dental Implant
Consultation: £80.00
(refunded if proceeding)

Treatment plan: included
Implant + crown: £1950.00
(Individual treatment plan and personalised estimates provided at consultation.)

Next Step

Call to arrange a consultation with our implant specialist.
Bangor: 028 9181 8909
Newtownards: 028 9145 2555
or
Send us a message if you would like more information!

Worth the wait

The entire process generally lasts between 3-6 months and though it involves a relatively minor surgical procedure and takes time and patience, implants offer many benefits including:

Dentist northern ireland Improved quality of life

Dentist northern ireland Lasts a lifetime

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Dentist northern ireland Cost-effective- compared to other restorative work, implants can be less expensive in the long term

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Dentist northern ireland Implants can support full dentures and make them far more comfortable

Dentist northern ireland Stabilise the jawbone, helping to keep bone integrity longer

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Placing the titanium implant takes roughly 2 - 3 hours but it can vary depending on your individual circumstances. Once the implant has been placed in your jaw, we allow a minimum of 3 months for it to bond (integrate) with your bone structure.

When your implant has fully integrated we will take an impression of your mouth and create a custom-made final restoration (crown) which takes about two weeks. The final fitting generally takes one hour.

Dental implants are one of the most successful tooth replacement treatments available. With proper care and hygiene, along with regular check-ups, there’s no reason to believe your implant won’t last many, many years.

Taking care of your new implant while you recover
Looking after your new implant is much the same as looking after your natural teeth. However, once you have undergone the procedure to implant the titanium screw into your bone, you will need to take some extra time and care to allow it to heal properly. There may be some minor swelling and mild discomfort after the procedure but it should only last a few days.

As with any dental procedure where we use anaesthetic, be careful when chewing so you don’t injure your tongue, lips or cheeks and avoid hot food and drinks until the numbness has completely worn off.

Eating
It’s important to avoid any excessive pressure on or around the area around the implant(s) so we recommend eating a reasonably soft and nutritious diet for two weeks until it properly heals.

Exercise
Avoid strenuous exercise (such as sports, heavy lifting, etc.) to reduce the chances of causing bleeding around your implant. We strongly recommend you rest as much as possible for the remainder of the day.

Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking and drinking alcohol can slow down the healing process and put you at risk of infection. We strongly advise you to avoid smoking and drinking for two weeks after your implant has been placed.

Good oral hygiene is essential whilst your implant heals.

During your recovery time we suggest:

Dentist northern ireland Drinking plenty of water

Dentist northern ireland Applying Vaseline to the corners of your mouth to prevent cracking

Dentist northern ireland Avoid brushing the area around the implant but continue cleaning the rest of your teeth as normal.

Long Term Aftercare

Although dental implants won’t decay or erode like your natural teeth, the area around them is just as vulnerable to plaque and bacteria as it was before the treatment. If left untreated, this plaque and bacteria can result in gum disease and loss of bone around the implant.

To make sure your implant remains healthy and strong it’s important to practice good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist and/or oral hygienist every six months.  

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