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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that act to replace missing teeth permanently. When understanding dental implants, a good comparison is to your natural teeth. Natural teeth have two parts, above and below the gum line, the root of the tooth buried below the gum line, and the white enamel that is visible above it.

Similarly, a dental implant has the titanium component buried invisibly below the gum, and on top of it the porcelain crown which is matched to the color of your own teeth. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. A crown is mounted on top of the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile.

At Molloy Dental we, and our patients, prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy in the jaw.
Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or a damaged tooth, replace a denture, or to restore an entire smile.

Some of the instant benefits you can gain from Dental Implants include:

  • Ability to chew again
  • Confidence in your smile
  • No missing gaps in your smile
  • No stress and worry about your dentures
  • Regain taste and smell senses when replacing dentures
  • Confidence to socialise again


Dental ImplantsThe placement of dental implants is a multi-step process that can typically take between 6 and 9 months to complete. It begins with a surgical procedure during which a titanium root is placed where a previous natural tooth root once was.

The gums are sutured shut over the implant, where this will stay for several months while it heals and begins fusing with the surrounding bone. Due to the nature of implant placement and its average procedure time of between 1 and 2 hours, you’ll be anesthetised and/or sedated for the duration of the treatment.

At the conclusion of the healing period, you’ll return to be fitted for permanent crowns and then later have them placed on the top of the implants permanently.


Denture Stabilisation with Implant

Are you wearing loose, uncomfortable denturesDo your dentures drop down when you laugh or talk? Do you long to bite into an apple or enjoy a steak? Are you concerned that dentures are aging you?

Dental implants could be the solution to your problems. Dentures held in place by implants do not slip or slide which means no more embarrassing moments, loose teeth, sore spots or ulcers on your gums.

Dental Implants

Your quality of life could be improved by dental implants. Having secure teeth makes it easier to eat and eliminates problems with speech.

Overtime, dentures compress the gums and the bone beneath can shrink away. This can make your face look sunken which has an aging effect. Dental implants actually maintain your bone giving your face fullness, volume and height, making you look younger and fresher.

Contact us to see if you are suitable to have implants.

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My family and I have been patients for over 25 years with Molloy Dental Practice. We find Conor and Robert very professional in their work, they also make you feel at ease and have a great way with children. We go once a year for our dental check-ups and we know we will be looked after with the best of care.

Pat Donnellan

I was a patient of Robert Molloy for just over a year to correct crooked teeth top and bottom. I was 30 years old at the time when I finally decided to get braces, Robert talked me through all possible options. Removing teeth was something I really didn't want to do and Robert was able to accommodate me and still manage to get teeth fully aligned which was beyond my expectation. To say I am extremely happy with the final results is an understatement. In the past I would cover my mouth with my hand when speaking as I was so insecure about my smile, now I am camera happy! Dealing with Robert changed my whole view of dentist visits and I actually look forward to my scheduled scale and polish. Extremely professional and super friendly. Conor was able to accommodate my daughter over the Christmas period in an emergency with literally one hour's notice. Will never look for another dentist again. An easy 10 out of 10!

Graham Strutt

50 years on and still a regular at Molloy Dental Practice, does that not say it all! Thank you Rita for your welcome and kindness, and Robert, you are a god-send, I appreciate your care and concern. I have a nice smile, my own teeth, awesome!

Jean Wildgust

You have waited a while for this, what can I say ..................... After seeing so many dentists and nobody willing to help with my mad looking teeth, I found you! You changed everything, giving me back my smile and confidence. Thank you so much, I appreciate all your help in getting to this stage.

Belinda Emmett