All Teeth Replacement
Dental Implants are perfect for people wearing full dentures to replace their upper teeth, lower teeth, or both.
Full dentures frequently move during talking, eating and mouth opening, causing both embarrassment and discomfort to the wearer. Full dentures also make chewing very difficult. In addition, bone loss after tooth extraction can cause your face to ‘sink’, causing a prematurely aged appearance.
The placement of dental implants into the jaw bone can easily restore a toothless mouth to ideal aesthetics and function. Two to six implants are usually placed, and the teeth anchored securely to them. In the past this involved major surgery, stitches and approximately two weeks without teeth. Today, revolutionary computer-guided surgery allows us to place up to six implants within an hour using a keyhole technique and no stitches. Teeth can be placed on the implants on the same day, and post-operative pain and swelling is negligible, meaning that patients can chew their dinner that night with their new, secure teeth.
Step by Step – Fixed Bridge
After your consultation and x-rays some preparatory treatment may be required. Then using 3-dimensional CAD-CAM computer planning, Dr Newsom will plan the entire procedure in advance and a special guide for the surgery will be prepared.
2. Placing the implants
This is usually a procedure of about one hour duration, performed under local anaesthesia and IV sedation. Surgery can be performed using the pre-formed guide and a keyhole technique, so there are no stitches and little or no post-operative swelling and discomfort.
3. Attaching the bridge
This is usually performed about an hour after implant placement or at three months after implant placement. This is a simple procedure with no discomfort. Your teeth are now ready for function!
4. The beautiful result
Your new teeth look and feel just like natural teeth. You will now be able to eat foods that were impossible to manage with dentures.
Step by Step – Overdenture
Here’s another example of how we can replace your teeth if they are all missing (or if all teeth require removal.)
In this case an overdenture is anchored to two dental implants. The implants stabilise the denture and keep it firmly in position.