Teeth implants are the modern way to sort that gap.
Having a great smile has never been easier or more affordable. Here’s the full lowdown.
A recurring theme over the years in this humble blog of ours is how the field of dentistry is always evolving – always moving on to newer and better ways of treating the most common ailments that patients suffer. This is not to denigrate older treatments, however. They were state-of-the-art in their own time, and just because they have been overtaken by new developments we should still be respectful of tried and tested treatments that solved our problems for generations.
That said, we should very definitely celebrate new treatments when they are so brilliantly simple that they just change the game beyond recognition. And by way of explanation, we’re thinking of the way that dentures have been overtaken by teeth implants, also known as dental implants.
And brilliant as this was, there were a few notable downsides to dentures. For a start, they could be prone to slipping out of place from time to time. Frequently, this could happen while laughing or eating challenging foods. Because of this, patients often said that they lacked confidence in social situations.
Another negative was that you had to take them out to clean them, which was something of a chore. And sometimes, they could look less than convincing – they were immediately recognisable as ‘false teeth’.
Today, however, there’s a much better game in town. Dental implants act on a completely different basis. Rather than coming out at night, they are a permanent fixture, attached to your jawbone via titanium screws. This means that they simply won't pop out of place – no matter how much pressure you exert on them.
And because your dentist can file and colour the new implants to exactly match your existing teeth, nobody will know your teeth are not your originals, unless you choose to let them in on your secret.
You might be tempted to believe that such a revolutionary and successful new form of treatment would cost you an arm and a leg. But the truth is very different. They're a lot more affordable than you might think, and remember that they’ll last you a lifetime, so they represent great value for money.
And if you don't want to write a single cheque for your treatment, why not choose to spread your repayment costs over three months, six months or nine months – thanks to our 0% Dental Finance Plan.
And even better news is that when it comes to dental implants Ireland can compete comfortably with anywhere in the world in terms of superb dentists who can assess, fit and maintain your new implants.
So why not consider filling in that gap or two with a permanent and affordable treatment. Drop into us and let us fill you in on what we can do for you. Meanwhile, if you'd like to know a bit more on this topic, here's a helpful article for you - http://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-21/dental-implant-maintenance/