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Athlone, Ireland


Dental Implant

Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium screw which replaces the root of the tooth. Once the screw has healed, this provides a foundation to fit a single crown or even multiple teeth. Implant placement is carried out under local anaesthetic, like a filling.


Most frequent questions and answers
This can depend on the location of the tooth but generally, the appointment to place the implant will take an average of 60 minutes. The crown will be fitted at a later stage and this appointment using takes 40 minutes.
Dental Implants are visually and structurally as close to your natural teeth as any other dental procedure.
The majority of patients are deemed suitable for implants. A full examination will be required in advance of treatment to review medical history and assess bone structure in the affected area.

The dental implant fuses to your jawbone and should, with care and regular check-ups last permanently. The tooth that is attached to the implant is more exposed to biting and chewing forces but usually lasts for 15 years or more.

Athlone Dental offer consultations which review the patient’s suitability for an implant and provide a detailed breakdown of costs. If you would like to find out more about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0906-455028.