Dental Implants Newcastle
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Teeth Like Dental Implants
In order to qualify for a dental implant, the patient should be in good general and oral health. It requires adequate bone in the jaw in order to support the implant, therefore the patient must have healthy gum tissues and be disease-free.
Dental implants, like natural teeth, require diligent at-home oral care. Treat them as normal teeth as they require the same care (brushing and flossing).
Our Dental Implant Options
Replacing a single tooth: If you only have a single tooth missing, one implant and a crown will do.
Replacing several teeth: If you are missing more than one tooth, implant-supported bridges are the best option.
Replacing all teeth: If you are missing all your teeth, implant-supported full bridges or a full denture is the best option.
Talk to our friendly dental team today to discuss the right treatment for you.
Types of Implants
Endosteal (in the bone): The most common type of implant. These include screws, cylinders or blades that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more artificial teeth. This implant is a typical alternative for patients with removable dentures or bridges.
Subperiosteal (on the bone): This type of implant is placed on top of the jaw with posts from the metal framework protruding through the gum in order to hold the prothesis. This implant is suitable for patients who cannot wear conventional dentures or have minimal bone height.
Inadequate bone can be caused by deformities in the upper and lower jaw which rules out dental implants. In order to fix this, the gum is lifted from the ridge in order to expose the bone defect. From there, the defect is filled with bone or bone substitute to help build the ridge. Having a ridge modification can greatly improve facial appearance and increase the chance of a successful, long-lasting dental implant.
Discuss your condition with one of our dentists to determine the best available treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
As long as you brush and floss regularly, as well as see your dentist for regular check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Thanks to local anaesthetic, the procedure itself is painless. Patients may experience pressure at times, but not any discomfort.
Over the last 70 years, various scientifically-based large-scale population studies have determined that fluoride is effective at preventing tooth decay and has little adverse impact on human health.
Floss is specifically designed to clean the tight spaces between your teeth, as well as the gaps at the base of your teeth. By flossing, you remove built-up plaque and bacteria that, if left unremoved, can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissues that hold teeth in place. It’s one of the major causes of tooth loss in the western world. Thankfully, due to frequent brushing, flossing and professional cleaning, gum disease is largely preventable.