A dental implant is a titanium screw that replaces the root of your own natural tooth. Anchored onto this is a dental bridge that aesthetically closes a gap where teeth have been lost. Replacing multiple teeth with an implant retained bridge can also help regain function.
Dental Implant Supported Bridges
Dental implants can offer life-changing results and can be a complicated or daunting process for patients to understand. At Newcastle Dental & Implant Clinic we aspire to make your experience as positive and informative as possible without being overwhelming. Our treatment coordinator is on hand as your personal point of call throughout your journey with us and can answer questions big or small in order to provide you with the confidence required to achieve the smile you deserve.
Implant retained bridges can restore a smile and function and will replace 2 or more missing teeth in one area of the mouth. The number of implants required depends on the location of the bridge in the mouth and the engineering needs. Should you be in a situation where you are missing the majority of your dentition then another life-changing treatment option may be Same Daye Teeth ‘All-on-4’.
We’ve broken down the process of attaining dental implants for multiple tooth replacement into three easy steps.
Your dental implant and new bridge journey begins
A tailor made Implant consultation is carried out giving us the opportunity to meet you and discuss your dental concerns.
During this assessment, our highly trained team may take 2D and 3D radiographs to help us assess your suitability for implant treatment. Once this assessment has been
completed, we can discuss your requirements in order to compile your implant journey. We understand this can be a lot of information to take in and so we outline this on a tailor made treatment plan so are able to see the required appointments and financial investment involved.
Your tailor-made dental implant consultation
On proceeding with your implant journey, the initial step will be the placement of the implants. These will then be hidden underneath the gum allowing the bone to bond around the implants (osseointegration) and this process will take approximately 3 months.
Following this process, the implants will be uncovered and a small cover placed on the top of the implants. Implant impressions will then be taken to allow construction of your implant retained bridge and approximately 2 weeks later this will then be secured in place, restoring your missing teeth.
Placing your dental implants
Typical surgery time for the placement of a single dental implant is approximately 180 minutes.
Allowing your implants to heal
Once your dental implant has been placed we generally allow up to 3 months for it to bond, and for the process of osteointegration to begin.
Fitting your dental bridge
Once your implant has bonded there will typically be three further appointments. The first to check the implant, the second to take impressions, and the third to fit your bridge.
Start smiling again with your newly restored beautiful teeth.
Newly restored teeth still require love and attention and so it is important to visit our hygienist regularly and to also have a yearly implant review to ensure Implant health is maintained.
We will also give you all the best tips and after-care information to ensure you have the best home care routine to look after your implant effectively.
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