Our Dental Practice is located on Lower Baggot Street in the heart of Dublin 2 which is just minutes from Dublin city centre. We are in the ideal location for both those living locally and professionals working in the area. We accept payment via Credit or Laser cards, Cash or cheque. Our dentists will endeavour to see all patients in emergency the same day. For a general list of D2 Dental’s fees, click here
Scale and Polish (Click to Open)
Fillings (Click to Open)
Used for more than 150 years, dental amalgam (a.k.a. silver filling) is a safe, affordable and durable material used to restore the teeth of many hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Its main benefit is its strength and durability. Its downside is its appearance. The use of amalgam is declining mainly because of a reduction in dental decay and also because of the development of better tooth coloured materials.
The main advantage of a direct dental composite over traditional materials such as amalgam is improved aesthetics. Composites can be made in a wide range of tooth colors allowing near invisible restoration of teeth. Composites are glued into teeth and this strengthens the tooth’s structure.
Extractions (Click to Open)
Root Canal Treatment (Click to Open)
Why is it necessary
It is usually necessary because of severe pain. There may also be swelling. The classic toothache is usually due to damaged or infected pulp tissue (you call it “the nerve”). Root canal therapy removes this damaged or infected tissue, thereby eliminating the pain. The dental pulp, or “nerve,” can be damaged due to the following reasons: deep decay, severe tooth fracture, repeated fillings over many years, associated severe gum disease and trauma
Veneers, Crowns and Bridges (Click to Open)
Dentures (Click to Open)
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat, and speak, things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Partial dentures replace some missing teeth. There are two types, plastic and metal based. Plastic partial dentures are less expensive to make, but unless they are designed very carefully they can damage the teeth they fit against. Metal partial dentures are usually from an alloy of cobalt and chromium and they are much stronger. They are lighter to wear and can be supported by the remaining teeth. Although the base is metal, they have gum-coloured plastic and natural-looking teeth fixed to them. They are more expensive than the plastic ones.
How do I look after my denture?
The general rule is: brush, soak, brush. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them. Brush your dentures before soaking, to help remove any food debris. The use of an effervescent denture cleaner will help remove stubborn stains and leave your denture feeling fresher – always follow the manufacturers’ instructions – then brush the dentures again, as you would your own teeth, being careful not to scrub too hard as this may cause grooves in the surface. Most dentists advice using a small to medium headed toothbrush and toothpaste. Make sure you clean all the surfaces of the dentures, including the surface which comes into contact with your gums. This is especially important if you use any kind of denture fixative.
Teeth Whitening (Click to Open)
Orthodontics (Click to Open)
Would you like to smile with confidence? Today one in every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21 years old. It is never too late to achieve your perfect smile!
Here at D2 dental we can provide discreet and efficient options to give you a smile to be confident with. The majority of our cases are completed in just a few short months!
We provide a broad range of options from Inman aligners to clear aligners for ultimate discretion. All treatments are provided by our dentists.
Implant Crowns (Click to Open)
Role of Dental Implants
Dental implants have significantly expanded our capabilities to replace missing teeth, and now allow us to avoid removable tooth replacements in many circumstances. Additionally, dental implants can provide us with the capability of replacing missing teeth without having to involve adjacent sound, natural teeth. You can think of a dental implant as an artificial root. With “roots” now replacing missing teeth, we can build on these implants to construct crowns and fixed bridges. Unlike fixed bridges, individual missing teeth can be replaced with a single implant while leaving adjacent healthy teeth alone. Implants can also be used as primary or additional support for non-removable bridges when traditional therapy required a removable partial denture. There are too many possible treatment approaches to list, and each reconstruction needs to be individually planned.
Reconstruction with Dental Implants
Planning reconstructive care with dental implants requires careful coordination between the surgical phase and reconstructive phase. It is vital to fastidiously plan the entire treatment and prosthesis prior to implant placement surgery. This reduces unexpected surgical and anatomical complications and ensures the best possible outcome.
Diagnosis: Dental x-rays, panoramic x-rays, diagnostic models, and CT scans are commonly performed. This enables full planning of both the surgical and reconstructive phases of treatment.
Implant placement: The surgical procedure to place the implants in the jaw is generally performed with a conventional local anaesthetic. Sedation can be arranged if you are very nervous. While in the past many types of implant remained completely covered by gum tissue during the healing phase, this is now less usual and the implant is allowed to heal with a ‘healing cap’ attached to its head. This cap prevents the gum from growing over. The healing phase is now usually less than three months.
Implant evaluation: After the appropriate healing time, the implants are checked and evaluated for stability.
Reconstruction: It is now time to build the final tooth structure on top of the implant(s). This can be an individual crown or a bridge of some type, thus replacing one or more teeth.