Dental implants are a revolution in dentistry and are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth or stabilise loose dentures. When teeth are lost the consequences are more than cosmetic. There is often a loss of function and possible de-arrangement of the mouth. Added to this, is the significant impact the loss of teeth can have on your confidence and self-esteem.
"Dental implants have been described as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They not only look, feel and function like natural teeth they can restore the bite, stabilize the supporting bone, and prevent damage to surrounding teeth"
Whether you've lost one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, dental implant treatment may have the solution for your problems.
Dental Implants are small titanium fixtures which serve as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. It will bond with the bone over time and thus serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental Implants can be used to replace single, multiple, or all teeth.
At Dental Solutions in Gosforth, Newcastle, we only use the Nobel Biocare implants. These implants have been placed for over 40 years on millions of patients. They have been extremely successful. Long term studies confirm 95% success of individual implants, even higher rates for the bridges they support.
"Restoring a missing tooth with an implant is usually the treatment of choice compared with bridges and dentures"
If sufficient bone is available replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant has several advantages:
In some cases a crown can be placed at the same appointment as the implant is placed thus avoiding the need to wear a temporary denture
"Restoring the loss of several missing teeth with dental implants not only satisfies the aesthetic demands, it can protect the remaining teeth from excessive force and further damage"
When several teeth are missing it can become difficult to chew properly. Replacing these teeth with dental implants can give the confidence to choose any food without worry of a moving denture or un-comfortable sensations. Quite often if the several teeth are missing in the same area a bridge can be firmly attached to the underlying implants as seen in the illustration above.
"All of our Implant dentists have studied at the prestigious Malo Institute in Lisbon, Portugal, the home of the all-on-4 implant technique where a full arch of teeth can be fitted in just one day on 4 dental implants"
The all-on-4 technique has revolutionised the way we can now replace a full arch or a full mouth of missing teeth. It allows fixed teeth to be installed on the same day the dental implants are placed. This can significantly reduce time in the dental chair and reduce pain, stress, and cost compared with traditional techniques.
The procedure involves detailed planning, usually with a CT scan to assess the correct and best place to install 4 strategically placed dental implants. Our patients can now walk in with no or badly damaged teeth and have their implants and a tempory bridge fitted all on the same day. This replaced with a permanent bridge after 3-4 months.
Dr Cooper began his implant career in 1993 when he restored his first implant bridge. In 1997 he attended an 18 month training program at Sheffield University, regarded now as one of the best training programs in the UK. Since then he has held several posts at the Newcastle Dental School as well as a full time practice commitment. In addition to further training in this country he has also been trained in Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Jersey and the United States. Anthony now trains and mentors local Dentists also wishing to undertake implant treatment.
Dr Cooper's vast experience will give you the confidence to know you are in safe hands throughout your implant treatment.
Dental Solutions have been providing implant treatment since 1993, and as such are one of the most established implant referral clinics in the Newcastle area. Anthony Cooper, the practice principal, was one of the first candidates on the highly acclaimed Sheffield University One-to-One course.
We are pleased to be associated with Nobel Biocare as we feel they offer a complete solution from the implant right through to the final restorations which are mainly CAD-CAM produced.
We offer a complete range of treatments from single teeth to full arch "teeth in a day".