Loose dentures are a burden to many. Ill-fitting dentures rub the gums and cause sores, swelling and even bone degeneration. After time this continual wearing will mean you have to replace your dentures, which will cost you extra money on top of your initial treatment each time.
What can be done about my loose dentures?
Many people attempt to stabilise loose dentures with fixatives or pastes, none of which provide any long-term effect. However, patients now have the option of dental implants for their loose dentures, which not only keep the dentures in place but also prevent bone degeneration.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. Once these posts have fused with the bone to form a secure foundation a denture, crown or bridge can be attached depending on the level of tooth loss you have suffered.
If you wear dentures and would like stabilisation several dental implants will be strategically placed in the mouth, which will then be attached to the denture to keep them firmly in place.
What are the benefits of dental implants for denture wearers?
- Added stability-dental implants enable patients to laugh, smile and eat with the complete confidence that their dentures will stay in place. Dental implant treatment is often a life-changing procedure; enabling patients to find the confidence they have lost and enjoy the foods they couldn’t eat.
- Prevents bone degeneration-dentures rub the gums and the bone underneath, leading to bone degeneration, which causes the bone to recede. After time this will mean the dentures needs replacing and the problem will continue as long as the person is wearing loose dentures. With dental implants not only is bone degeneration prevented, the bone is encouraged to bond and grow, so you will be left with a healthy jawbone.
If you are interested in having dental implants for the stabilisation of your dentures please call the practice today. We provide services for patients near Kew and throughout the UK.