Think you can guess teeth implants prices? Think again!
Why go through life with a missing tooth – or teeth – when dental implants can restore your smile quickly, simply – and inexpensively.
We were at a social event recently, talking to a group of about ten or twelve people at a dinner party. As is often the case, once people found out what we do for a living, the questions came thick and fast.
Some of the guests wanted tips on mundane matters like the best toothpaste or toothbrush to buy, but one particular young man in his mid-twenties was very persistent in asking for a ‘quiet word’ with us before we broke up for the night.
We had noticed him earlier in the night and spotted that when he spoke, he tended to keep his lips very close together. From decades of people watching, this was an absolute giveaway that he wasn’t happy with his smile and was trying to cover something up.
It turns out we were absolutely right. When we got a few minutes alone, he told us his story. He had always taken good care of his teeth, and had been very happy with the quality of his smile. But during a day out in the Wicklow mountains on his trusty mountain bike, a sudden fall saw him lose two lower teeth quite close to the centre of his mouth.
He opened wide to show us the problem, and we had to agree that the gap was very noticeable. Our young friend was relatively certain that he would need dentures, and was none too happy with the prospect as he felt that this was something “for older people”.
Happily, we were able to reassure him that this was not the case – and that there was a much more effective solution to his problem in the form of dental implants.
What are they – and how do they work?
In explaining how dental implants work, we often mention th analogy of a builder erecting a fence. The first thing he does is hammer some sturdy stakes into the ground, and use this as the structure that holds up the rest of the fence.
In similar fashion, the dental implant process means that your dentist will insert a thin metal stake deep into your jawbone, and this is the sturdy and robust base onto which he affixes a new artificial tooth.
The big advantage, of course, is that the new tooth is firmly fixed in place – you don't have to take them out at night to clean them, and they’re not likely to move in your mouth when you are speaking or eating. This can cause all sorts of embarrassment to denture users.
Another benefit is that you can eat as usual – biting into a big apple or chomping on a steak – without any fear that your new implant will buckle under the strain. Quite simply, your implant is every bit as strong and dependable as your normal teeth, so once you’ve had it in place for a few days, you’ll actually forget you’re wearing an implant.
And even better, teeth implants prices in Dublin are immeasurably less expensive than you might think – and here at MyDental, you can even choose to spread the cost over a number of months with our 0% Dental Finance Plan.
A word of caution about dental tourism
If you’ve seen or heard advertising for so-called cheap dental implants in a number of European locations, you should think twice before going down this road. The real cost can be a lot higher than you think – and what happens if you have problems after your treatment?
Before doing anything rash, check out this well-written piece on the subject of dental tourism on the website of the Irish Dental Association – http://www.dentist.ie/latest-news/the-dangers-of-dental-tourism-.6556.html