Am I eligible for dental implants? 

Dental implants are the best option for replacing a missing tooth, as they replace your tooth’s root, becoming a permanent and non-synthetic part of you. 


Who is eligible for dental implants? 

Dental implants are tolerated by the majority of patients and can be used to treat tooth loss in people across all age ranges. You will need to undergo a detailed examination including a dental X-ray to ascertain your eligibility for dental implants. Some patients do not have enough bone in their jaw to support dental implants and a process known as bone grafting can help to build more bone in order to render them healthy enough to undergo the implant process.


The different components involved in a dental implant.…

  • Implant – This is the part replacing your tooth’s root. This if left to fuse with your jawbone over a period of months. Following this, your dentist will fit  an abutment over the top….
  • Abutment – the abutment is the component that lies above the gum line, supporting and securing the restoration that offers cosmetic appeal…
  • Restoration – this could be a crown, bridge of a denture, protecting your tooth and giving it the aesthetic look of a real tooth. You and your dentist will discuss a shade and type of restoration before the procedure.


Not only can dental implants replace missing teeth in the most long-term way possible, they can also help salvage your jawbone if you are suffering from resorption of the jaw, This is when the jaw recedes due to lack of stimulation of the jaw. Your teeth are responsible for supporting your jawbone and facial structure. Without teeth, your jaw will quickly shrink and make your facial features appear sunken, bringing about chewing and speech problems further down the line. Dental implants are one of the most significant investments you can make into your future overall health and happiness. Here at Fresh we find that many patients have newly restored confidence in their smile and improve their general wellbeing after treatment.


Dental implants have an exceptionally high rate of success, sitting at 98.5%.


If you would like more information about dental implants at Cliftonville, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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