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The Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

One of the most useful, and incredible, advances in modern dentistry is the dental implant treatment. They are a permanent and great looking alternative to a bridge or dentures that is strong, long-lasting and easy to care for.

Simply put, a dental implant is a state-of-the-art titanium replacement for a tooth’s root. This titanium root is placed directly into the jawbone and allowed to fully integrate into your natural bone structure. Once the root is secure, we place a crown on top and the treatment is finished.

What is a dental implant?

What will happen?

Dental implants in Northern Ireland

Placing an implant requires a relatively minor oral surgical procedure which will be performed under sedation.

The process begins with a consultation where we assess your oral health and confirm that your underlying bone is strong enough to support the titanium root.

Dental implants in Northern Ireland

Once you have passed this stage we will place the root and allow roughly 3 months for the implant to integrate fully with your jaw bone.

During this time, you may be fitted with a temporary denture to fill the gap left by the missing tooth and to prevent your other teeth from moving into it.

Dental implants in Northern Ireland

Finally, once we are satisfied that the implant is ready, we fit a single crown, bridge or a removable denture in place.

Even though your implant is made from non-organic material and won’t decay, they will need to be cared for and cleaned regularly as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.

Meet Implant Team

Dr Grainne McCloskey

GDC No: 76511

A little bit about Grainne

Grainne graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1999 and has remained within general practice as an associate and principal dentist. Her main interests are oral surgery and implant dentistry. She has been placing implants for over 20 years.

Grainne is currently in her last year in a MSc in oral surgery. She is trained in IV sedation, oral sedation and inhalational sedation. She is also trained in sinus lift procedures, bone grafting techniques, the use of PRF and PRGF in implant placement.

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B.A., B.Dent.Sc. TCD 1999 Dip in PCD RCSI MFDS RCSed MSC. Clinical implantology (UCLAN ) PGME Warwick University, Assoc. FCGDent

Dental Membership - The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Dental Membership - The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Dental Membership - member of the ADI
Dental Membership - member of the ITI
Dental Membership - member of Denplan excel
Dental Membership - BDA


Is an implant right for me?

Implants can be an excellent solution for almost anyone over the age of 18 who is in good general health. Your dentist will do a full assessment to determine if you are a good implant candidate. Because the technology has greatly improved in recent years, even if you have been considered a poor candidate in the past you may find that is no longer the case.

What happens during the assessment?

During your initial consultation your dentist will ask questions about your medical history. They will also perform a full examination of your mouth and remaining teeth. Normally, x-rays or scans will be taken and models used to find the best position for your new tooth.

This appointment will also be used to discover and treat any urgent problems and stabilise any gum or tooth related issues.

How long does the entire implant process take?

The initial surgery to place the titanium root into your mouth usually takes 2 - 3 hours but it can vary depending on your individual circumstances. Once it has been placed in your jaw, you will need to wait a minimum of 3 months to allow the screw to bond (integrate) with your jaw bone.

When we are satisfied that your implant has integrated properly we will make an impression of your mouth and create your final restoration (crown) which takes around two weeks. The final fitting normally takes about one hour.