All on 4 Implants- Letterkenny

What is it?

If you wish to have a permanently fixed denture in the lower or upper jaw – for even more stability and the sensation of fully functioning natural teeth – then the option is available for All on Four, a technique pioneered by innovative Portuguese dentist Dr Paulo Maló. This treatment is comprised of four implants which can permanently anchor a full arch of teeth in place, dependent, of course, on available bone and quality. Damian Flanagan has undergone intensive training at Dr Maló’s Clinic in Lisbon, Portugal to be able to offer this revolutionary treatment in Co. Donegal.

How does it work?

We will need to take comprehensive CT scans of your jaw and plan the placement of the implants very carefully. Under local anaesthetic in our clinic, Damian will make small incisions into your gums and place four strategic titanium implants into your jawbone. These are then left to fuse with the bone over a period of several months. When the healing is completed we can anchor your full arch of prosthetic teeth in place.

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Are there difficulties with this procedure?

Sometimes the bone at the back of your upper jaw can be very thin, and we may need to augment it with a special procedure called a sinus lift, a surgical bone grafting procedure that Damian is very skilled at performing. He will make a small incision window into the sinus cavity above the back of your upper jaw and pack it with bone graft material. Over time, the graft material will be incorporated by the surrounding bone. Once there is adequate bone density, your implant can be placed. On some occasions, we may need to use bone from your hip, but this is generally done in the hospital.

What are the benefits?

You will no longer have to deal with the fear of your dentures falling out or moving when socialising. You will also be able to eat and drink like anyone with healthy functioning teeth, giving your quality of life back.

Cutting Edge CBCT Scanner

Dental CT scanning proves indispensable in treatment planning for dental implants, offering a comprehensive assessment of jawbone volume and quality. Additionally, this advanced technology aids in diagnosing diseases within the maxillary sinuses and nasal complex, as well as examining individual teeth in complex endodontic cases.

At 03 Dental, we proudly house the cutting-edge CBCT scanner, XG3D, crafted by Sirona in Germany, exemplifying our commitment to top-tier dental care. Dr. Damian Flanagan, our principal dentist, is extensively trained in this advanced machine, as well as Cone Beam CT scanning, ensuring precise and comprehensive diagnostics. We gladly accept referrals for CT scanning, catering to both dental and ENT needs.

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“Finally! I’ve been a client here for the past 3 years getting a lot of much-needed work done. Damien & Leona make a great team and take great care to make you as comfortable as possible. Today, I got my new crowns and have been beaming a smile since. I honestly did not realise how much of a difference it was going to make to have such precise work done in comparison with what was there before. Good dental care is essential, but if you need any kind of work done I couldn’t recommend this place enough. If you’re wary or anxious about dental appointments, this is the place for you. Thanks a million, folks!”

Ciaran Roarty, LETTERKENNY

“I can’t say enough about 03 Dental Letterkenny Damian and Leona. I feel like shouting from the roof tops for all those that have a phobia like me. I have been to other dentists but by far Letterkenny 03 are the most companionate, caring and professional not to mention the fantastic job they did on my teeth, I had conscious sedation and remember nothing! Very happy to have found my future dentist.”

Kathleen Bryant, LETTERKENNY

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