Securing Loose Dentures with Dental Implants
Dentures in one form or another have been around for centuries and as such are a tried and tested form of tooth replacement. They are also considerably cheaper than contemporary methods such as dental implants. In Richmond for example there are a variety of clinics that offer dentures as a form of tooth replacement and because they act as a non-surgical and relatively quick approach to dealing with missing teeth, they’re still very popular.
Having said this, dentures do have their disadvantages with one of them being the fact that they really are only a short term solution. The reason for this is down to bone deterioration or bone atrophy as it is otherwise known. Let’s explain…
When we suffer a missing tooth the bone tissue that used to support the tooth root is no longer stimulated, and as such it starts to degenerate. Because of this your perfectly fitted dentures which once sat comfortably on your jaw line, have over time become loose and ill-fitting as the jawbone continues its deterioration process. This can lead to discomfort, as the denture rubs on the gum, and difficulty in carrying out everyday tasks such as eating and speaking.
However, the good news is that there is a solution and it involves amalgamating the tried and tested denture with the modern contemporary dental implant. In Richmond for example, here at Sheen Dental we’ve been using implants as a means of permanently attaching dentures for many years. This means that for the patient there’s no need for fixatives or continual adjustments.
So how does it work?
Dental implants as the name suggests are unlike dentures in that they don’t sit on the jaw line. Instead they are ‘implanted’ or anchored into the jaw. The implant then acts as a super-strong platform upon which dentures can then be attached to. This means that your dentures will no longer move in the mouth causing discomfort or pain. Moreover, wearers can eat what they like and speak and smile with confidence, thus putting an end to those embarrassing moments once and for all.
What about those patients who are missing all their teeth?
For those people unfortunate enough to have suffered complete tooth loss (otherwise known as endentulism) then the combination of implants and dentures such as the All-On-4 technique can really help. As the name suggests four implants are strategically placed into the jaw line and these are designed specifically to support a full arched denture. This gives the denture wearer a far more secure experience.
Finally those who suffer from a strong gag reflex may find that wearing traditional dentures is almost impossible. For this reason a combination of implants supporting a new set of sleek non-movable dentures is the perfect solution.
If you want to find out more about how to put an end to your loose dentures once and for all, then you need to speak to Sheen Dental. We’ve been helping people to secure their dentures with dental implants in Richmond for many years and are more than happy to talk through your options. So contact us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk to book your free consultation today and put an end to your denture misery.