Why You Should Consider Supporting Your Dentures With Dental Implants?
If you’ve been wearing dentures for many years, or are considering having them for the first time, then you may want to think about supporting them with dental implants. In Richmond here at Sheen Dental we’ve been fitting implants for many years and know the real benefits that they can give denture wearers. Let’s take a look
Implants keep dentures tightly in place
If you ask any denture wearer what the main issue is when using them, the answer will be the fact that they don’t always stay firmly in place. This can cause embarrassing moments when eating or speaking and can over time become a real issue. As such wearers may find that they have to apply more and more adhesive paste in the hope that they’ll stay secure and when they don’t, denture slippage can lead to a constant rubbing of the gum which can become painful. The result is that they have to be replaced, thus costing the wearer more money and time. Alternatively by using a series of strategically placed dental implants which fasten into the jaw, dentures can be clipped or snapped in place so that they stay exactly where they should, but can be removed as and when needs arise. Or for something more permanent they can be fitted using an implant secured framework so that they never have to be removed. Just imagine how much freedom a firmly fixed denture that’s never going to slip or fall out can bring to your life. This is what implant supported dentures can do.
Prevention of bone deterioration
When we lose a tooth the bone that once supported the natural tooth root is no longer stimulated. As a result it starts to go into decline in a process known as bone resorption. As the resorption continues it will eventually change the shape of your jaw line and cause your once snug-fitting dentures to become loose. As already explained above, this can lead to all sorts of issues and is also the reason why denture wearers will often finds themselves heading back to their clinic for denture re-adjustments. On the contrary, when you have dentures that are supported by a dental implant in Richmond, because they are secured directly into the jawbone, the titanium based implant will mimic your natural tooth root and as a result will start to re-stimulate the bone tissue, halting further bone degeneration. In addition dentures that are anchored directly to implants aren’t placing any further pressure on the jaw bone thus preserving it.
If you want to find out more about how implant supported dentures can improve your life, then come and speak to Sheen Dental. Contact us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk We can assure you that when it comes to dental implants in Richmond there is no one better placed to help. So book your free, no obligation consultation today and start the ball rolling towards an easier and stress-free life.