Cross Infection Control
Our patients safety is of the utmost importance to us at Mount Oval Dental Practice. We adhere to the cross infection control guidelines issued by the Irish Dental Council . We have a central sterilization room where instruments are placed in a sonic bath and washer disinfector before being Vacuum sterilized and stored. We are continuously updating our skills relating to cross infection control and we adhere to the practice safety statement.
We have the facilities to take digital x-rays inside the mouth (intra-oral radiographs) and outside the mouth (extra-oral radiographs) to detect dental decay, gum disease and oral disease. These digital x-rays can be viewed within seconds of being taken and we have the software to optimize the information obtained. The radiation dose is reduced for digital x-rays compared with traditional methods.
We have intra-oral cameras to show our patients live close ups of their teeth, gums and soft tissues. This facility helps patients to understand treatment as it's being performed.
Animated Patient Education (Guru)
Guru is software we use to explain all the dental and periodontal procedures we provide at the practice. There are over 200 animations available to assist our team in patient education. Guru provides an interactive experience within the practice, helping our team to customize your treatment plan for your specific needs. The visual format helps patients to understand what is involved in each procedure taking the mystery out of treatment. We use IPAD’s to make this a fun filled experience for all members of the family. You can experience some of these animations throughout the website.
Dental Implants may replace teeth that have been lost due to gum disease, trauma or dental decay. They are made of titanium, which is well tolerated by the body and are usually shaped like the root of your natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in the jaw bone under local anaesthetic, which means the surgery can be performed at the practice. A healing period of 3-6 months is usually required to allow the bone surrounding the implant to fuse with the titanium surface. Once the dental implant has integrated or fused with the bone impressions may be taken so that the technician can make a customized prosthesis for the patient.
Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. There is a success rate of approximately 95% in healthy patients who are non-smokers.
Sometimes there is insufficient bone for dental implants so surgery may be required to bone graft the site in advance of implant placement. It may be possible to bone graft at the time of implant surgery if there is sufficient bone present to achieve implant stability.