What to do when you lose a tooth?

A dental implant will look and feel like your natural teeth, whether you are replacing  just one tooth, a few or all your teeth, dental implants will restore your smile, improve your confidence and ultimately function like natural teeth improving your overall quality of life.

The effect of a missing tooth

A patient with missing teeth (or just one tooth) will often suffer from a lack confidence, shying away from photographs and avoid smiling. The patient is initially concerned about the gap in their mouth but over a period of time their jaw bone will shrink back and can make the patient look older than they actually are. Eating  is also a huge obstacle, many patients will avoid eating out as they are embarrassed about their bridge or denture and eating certain foods is impossible. Our expert implant and cosmetic dentist recently restored a patient’s smile by securing their denture using dental implants, afterwards they said, “I wish I had done it 30 years ago, my life is completely different.”

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an artificial root that is gently placed into the jaw to act as an anchor to support a crown or a denture. The result is a tooth that looks and feels like your own.

What are the benefits of a dental implant?
· A permanent simple solution · Looks and works just like your natural teeth
· Eat anything you choose
· No need to modify/reshape healthy teeth
· No more denture adhesives · Increased confidence and an improved quality of life

Can it replace a full denture?

Implants can also be used as anchors to improve the stability and retention of loose dentures. Patients find great improvements during speech and eating, increased comfort and renewed confidence.

Is a dental implant the right solution for you?

A dental implant is not only the best solution it is also the simplest solution for a missing tooth or teeth. If you would like to find out more please contact Dental Excellence on 09064 75387 or email athlone@ to book a FREE implant consultation.

A patient who had their smile and confidence restored using dental implants at Dental Excellence


How much will it cost?

Your initial consultation is completely free. A number of factors influence the treatment cost. It depends on how many teeth you want to replace, in addition, some extra procedures may be required to ensure permanent success.