Growing in popularity, dental implants or tooth implants provide a safe and comfortable solution for those who either need a tooth or teeth replaced, or want a more secure way to wear their dentures. Here at Seapoint Clinic in Dublin, our dentists specialise in dental implants and pride themselves on providing the best possible fit for our patients.
We’re here to answer all of your questions.
- What is a Dental Implant?
- What is the Procedure to Get a Dental Implant?
- What are the Benefits of Dental Implants vs. Unfixed Dentures?
- Are Dental Implants Suitable for Me?
- What is the Cost of a Dental Implant at Seapoint Clinic?
- Health Insurance & Tax Relief
- Why choose Seapoint Clinic?
What is a Dental Implant?
Entirely comfortable, reliable and economical, dental implants are man-made roots that are gently placed where your tooth used to be. This new root can be used as an anchor for a new tooth/teeth or to support a denture. They have been used successfully for over 40 years and today’s implants are the closest thing to a real tooth that you’ll find.
Unlike a bridge or a denture, dental implants and do not rely on the neighbouring teeth for support, meaning the other teeth are left undamaged. They are also resistant to decay as they are made from titanium. With correct maintenance, they can last you a lifetime.
“After ignoring her teeth for years, Carmel knew her son’s wedding was the incentive she needed to get dental implants”
What is the Procedure to Get a Dental Implant?
The placing of the implants is entirely comfortable and carried out under local anaesthetic. We usually recommend some sedation as well to make the procedure easier for you. You will not feel any pain at the time during the procedure.
Below is a video that shows the process of how a single dental implant is placed.
If you would like to learn more or talk to one of our specially trained dentists about the procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Benefits of Dental Implants vs. Unfixed Dentures
Our highly specialized dentists at Seapoint Clinic believe in the benefits of both Click-tite dentures that are supported by implants, and fixed teeth that are permanently fitted to your mouth with dental implants. Dentures that are not supported by dental implants can cause bone loss and are not as secure.
Click-tite dentures supported by dental implants help stop this bone loss in the jaws in the same way that natural teeth do. They are the only way to prevent further bone loss once the teeth are gone. Rather than sit on top of the gums, Click-tite dentures are anchored to your dental implants and will relieve your worry of discomfort and embarrassment as a result of loose or ill-fitting dentures. We have seen hundreds of people benefit from improved appearance and better chewing capability and comfort.
If you do not want dentures, you can opt for Teeth in a Day, or fixed teeth, which you brush in your mouth and do not take out at night. These take up less space in your mouth, with no palate, and are the most comfortable replacement for missing teeth.
Are Dental Implants Suitable for Me? I’ve Been Told I’m Not a Good Candidate.
Yes, implants are suitable for everyone. There are several different types of implants designed for different types of situations. However, for an implant procedure to work there must be enough bone in the jaw and the bone must be strong enough to both hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone we can stimulate and grow the bone in a procedure called bone regeneration. Mini dental implants are also useful with minimal remaining bone and are placed with local anaesthetic in just one hour.
There is no age limit to getting an implant procedure. We welcome patients from the ages of 18-90 getting dental implants regularly, after accidents, tooth extractions or following general tooth loss. If you would like to be able to chew comfortably, smile with confidence and prevent bone loss, implants are the ultimate solution for you.
At Seapoint Clinic, we have a wide range of implants and can cater for patients with many different requirements. Even if you have been previously told you are unsuitable for implants, due to bone loss for example, there are a multitude of options available to you. If you’re missing several teeth, be sure to explore our website further for information on your tooth implant options.
We also have helpful information for those only missing one tooth. If you have lost a tooth, the sooner you opt for implants the better. Every day you are missing a tooth you are losing bone. The more bone you lose the more time and effort it will take to replace.
What is the Cost of a Dental Implant at Seapoint Clinic?
For those concerned about tooth implant cost, we offer affordable and competitive pricing on all our procedures. Visit our Fees & Offers page for a complete breakdown of cost and to book your appointment.
Health Insurance & Tax Relief
If you have health insurance and are missing all of your teeth, you will often be covered for a portion or all of the cost of some dental implants on the bottom jaw. Typically, your insurer will make a contribution to your tooth implant cost of approximately €500 per implant to a maximum of 6 when you struggle to wear a denture.If you are getting micro-implants, this can often completely cover the cost of the treatment. If you are getting standard implants, they will make a significant contribution to the treatment cost. This is subject to prior approval from your insurer. Dental Implants are also covered by tax relief at the marginal rate of 20%, as a medical expense.Dental Implants are covered by tax relief at the marginal rate of 20%, as a medical expense. That means that you get 20% of your treatment back as a tax refund.
Why Seapoint Clinic for Dental Implants?
Our Dental Implant Options
Dental Implants are our speciality.Seapoint Clinic is Ireland’s largest dental implants provider and Ireland’s largest Dental Clinic, allowing us to provide a number of tailored options such as Click-Tite Dentures and Teeth In A Day. Our highly-experienced dentists have placed thousands of dental implants successfully and for less. As we focus heavily on dental implants, we are able to provide tooth implant services on a cost effective basis for our patients. Learn more about other’s first-hand experiences on our Testimonials page for a more in-depth understanding of how we care for our patients.
Our In-House Lab and Technology
Our state-of-the-art technology allows for a quicker and more successful recovery.We have a fully-equipped laboratory on site, allowing us to make temporary teeth the same day as teeth come out. For you, this means less waiting and discomfort. If there is an emergency we can get it fixed immediately, allowing you to hop on the road to recovery sooner.
We also pair the most modern technology with the most trusted methods and techniques to obtain the best possible result for you. This allows us to provide solutions to patients who were previously told they were unsuitable for dental implants.
We were also the first Irish Dental Clinic outside a hospital to have its own dedicated CT scanner. This allows us to see the bone in 3D so we can tell which type of implants is right for you, and we can start your treatment plan immediately, giving you back your confident smile sooner than you expected.
Our Patient Co-Ordinators
At Seapoint Clinic, we are dedicated to giving all of our patients the very best in customer care. You will always meet with your dentist and nurse at your consultation so you can feel totally at ease with those taking care of you.
We have dedicated Treatment Co-ordinators who will talk you through every step of the process. They will be onsite to look after you on the day of placement and will be available to answer your follow-up questions once you are back at home. Furthermore, we also have a relaxing recovery area where you can stay after the dental implants have been placed.
Our Treatment Coordinators can also arrange accommodation for you in a local hotel if you wish to stay nearby before or after treatment. We are located conveniently across the road from the DART train station, which allows access from all over Ireland and is connected to both train and bus stations nationwide. We treat patients from all over Ireland and strive to make sure that you arrive both safely and comfortably.
Take your first confident steps to a full smile today
At Seapoint Clinic we make sure that our Dental Implant patients have all the available information on hand to help making the choice to regain that beautiful smile an easy one. If you would like further information or to book an appointment, please contact us. Our Dental Implant team look forward to hearing from you.