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How Dental Implants Can Help With Loose Dentures

Over the hundreds of years that they have been in use dentures have become the most popular method of tooth replacement. Unlike dental implants in Richmond and indeed anywhere else in the country, dentures are considered a cheaper and non-surgical substitute to real teeth. That said they do have their disadvantages. One is that they really are only a short-term solution. The main reason for this is that over time the jawbone deteriorates making the once snug fitting dentures loose. When this happens they can cause acute embarrassment for the wearer especially if they are trying to eat or speak. Not only this, they can also rub and become extremely uncomfortable to wear. Consequently they have to be routinely adjusted and over time, completely replaced.

So is there a solution?

Dental Implants Richmond

One way to solve this problem is by using a mixture of dentures and dental implants. In Richmond, we solve the issues that loose fitting dentures bring by attaching the dentures to strategically placed implants which are anchored firmly into the jaw bone. As the denture is snapped into place it means that it no longer has the freedom to move about, thus putting an end to embarrassing moments and of course, discomfort.

Gag reflexes

Another way that dental implant supported dentures can help is for those that suffer from a strong gag reflex. For sufferers wearing standard dentures is at best extremely uncomfortable and at worst nigh on impossible. As a result their options are limited. Now dentures can be clicked into place and will remain totally stable whatever the person is doing. Therefore no more gagging.

So what about the cost factor?

The majority of people who wear dental implant supported dentures are pleasantly surprised by the cost. This is especially true for people with large numbers of missing teeth, where individual implants could prove costly. Methods such as the All-On-4 style of fitting take just 4 implants to support a modified or newly made denture. This means that it’s going to be considerably cheaper and far less invasive that fitting each individual implant.

If you have loose dentures that are causing you embarrassment, discomfort or both, then don’t suffer in silence. Instead speak to Sheen Dental. We’ve been successfully fitting dental implants in Richmond, London for many years and as such can advise you on the best course of action to suit you and your budget. Contact us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at to book your free, no-obligation consultation today!


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