Dental Implants: A Modern Alternative to Traditional Dentures

Are you self-conscious about damaged or missing teeth, yet unsure if traditional dentures are a good choice for you?

Fortunately, new dental technology is now available that can replace missing or damaged teeth with none of the unpleasantness (risk of poor fit, gum irritation, cleaning routines, or embarrassment) of removable traditional dentures. Teeth implants offer a permanent, virtually undetectable option to traditional dentures that will give you back your winning smile, and the confidence you need to face the world.

Dental implants consists of a metallic socket which is surgically implanted into the jawbone under the gumline. A metallic post is screwed into this socket or base, and a false tooth, also known as a dental crown, is then bonded to the post. In the case of several adjacent missing or damaged teeth, a series of two or more implant posts may be put in place and used to mount a continuous dental plate containing a series of crowns as a partial or full dental plate. This means that an entire upper or lower dental plate (containing all the upper or lower teeth) can be permanently implanted in this way.

The dental implant procedure (from initial implant to mounting of the dental caps) takes about six to eight months, and requires two surgical procedures. The first procedure involves placement of the socket or base into the jawbone. The second surgical procedure, approximately six months later, is for the installation of the post into the implanted socket.

Dental implants are a safe, proven dental treatment that has been successfully used to treat dental patients since the 1970s. The materials used in dental implants are safe, biologically inert metals such as long-lasting titanium, which readily bonds with bone, and other standard dental materials.

To comply with the AHPRA Legislation we are required to advise that “Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”

At Morrin Dental we are dedicated to making safe, modern dental treatments affordable for everyone in Newcastle and beyond. Contact us to see if dental implants are right for you.

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