Dental Implants

A reliable, long-lasting solution to missing teeth

 Teeth Implants allow us to provide you with a functional and natural looking tooth replacement whilst avoiding damage to adjacent healthy teeth and preventing further shrinkage of the jaw bone.

Teeth Implants are made of titanium, titanium alloy or zirconia, all of which have been shown to be accepted by the body as natural materials. The dental implant is effectively a small screw which is placed into the bone where a tooth is missing and it mimics the root of the tooth, fusing to and stimulating and preserving the surrounding bone.

Traditionally, dental implants are allowed to heal in the jawbone for approximately three to six months (with temporary replacement of the teeth usually necessary) but constantly evolving dental implant technology and research sometimes means replacement teeth can be provided on the same day that teeth implants are placed. Your dentist will create a specific treatment plan and schedule to your individual needs following careful assessment and planning of your mouth.

Dental Implants have been used since 1965 and are now considered a favourite dental treatment option in most patients. Usually, the dental implants can be placed under local anaesthetic in a similar way to a routine extraction but the use of sedation can usually be arranged if this might be helpful.


If you would like further information about how dental implants could provide you with improved appearance and/or dental function, please contact one of the team at Newgate Dental Solutions about arranging a free consultation to assess your suitability for teeth implants.

Dental Bridges

A dental implant bridge is essentially an artificial tooth or teeth rigidly attached to one or, more usually, several dental implants, to replace two or more missing teeth. It is not usually necessary to replace each missing tooth with an individual implant but certain areas of the mouth are recognised as receiving more chewing force and your dentist will explain this in relation to your individual circumstances and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan.

The big advantages of dental implant bridges over more traditional multi-tooth replacement options (such as conventional bridges or dentures) include:

- The avoidance of grinding down healthy neighbourhood teeth that is necessary to support conventional bridgework.

- More predictable strength of the dental implant bridge to the supporting dental implants (compared with heavily filled teeth or post retained bridge retainers).

- The ability to provide you with a FIXED solution to replace your missing teeth that does not move during speaking and eating and is designed to stay in place overnight. 

 

Dentures

Dental Implants are effectively small screws which are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the bone to allow connection of a tooth bearing restoration (see “Implants” page for more information). A dental implant denture is a removable denture that has improved stability and retention through the use of dental implants. There are two slightly different types of dental implant dentures:


Retained Denture

A retained denture is supported by the jawbone and the covering gum in a similar way to traditional dentures but a few dental implants are placed with attachments to clip onto the denture and limit its movement during use. This is probably the most cost-effective method of using dental implants and sometimes it is even possible to place dental implants and modify an existing denture to clip onto the implants.


Supported Denture

A supported denture (sometimes called a removable dental implant bridge). This is a removable prosthesis that sits only on the dental implants and is retained by friction fit. It is generally smaller than a denture, should move less during use and puts less pressure on more delicate gum but can be removed to help home cleaning. This option generally requires more dental implants to spread the chewing forces but may be a useful option for those patients who want a more “rigid” solution to replace a full arch of teeth but are not suitable for fixed dental implant bridgework.

Dental implant dentures are especially useful for those patients who have lost all their teeth some time ago and possibly have more shrinkage of the jawbone. This may mean that the optimal lip support and tooth position can only be achieved with a traditional denture and where a fixed dental implant bridge may make it impossible for such a patient to clean the mouth and bridge adequately. Dental implant dentures tend to provide an excellent improvement in dental function for a lower monetary outlay.

We have dental implant patients across the North East and are conveniently local for those in Morpeth, Northumberland, Cramlington, Rothbury, Bedlington, Blyth, Ashington, Alnwick, Seahouses, Hexham and surrounding areas..

Your dentist will assess your individual needs and wishes to provide you with the most appropriate dental implant treatment options for your specific circumstances.