Using Dental Implants to Support Dentures
If you currently wear full dentures then you probably don’t need to be reminded about the type of problems this appliance can cause. We often see patients who struggle with loose and ill-fitting dentures, making it tricky for them to eat and speak comfortably. While there are a couple of options that we can try to make dentures fit a little better, they are still likely to become loose within a few short years due to the changes taking place in your jawbone.
Why Do Dentures Become Loose?
The real problem is the loss of your natural tooth roots which are removed when your own teeth are taken out. Losing your tooth roots results in your jawbone gradually becoming reabsorbed and you may have noticed that the ridge used to support your dentures becomes flatter and narrower, offering less and less retention. Unfortunately without the stimulation provided by your natural tooth roots, this bone loss is almost inevitable but using dental implants can halt it.
How Can Dental Implants Help?
Dental implants artificially replace tooth roots, providing the kind of stimulation required to keep your jawbone healthy. They can be really good for stabilizing loose dentures creating a Permanent Dentures solution in a way that is often extremely affordable. The nice thing about using dental implants in this way is that we frequently only need to place a few implants to hold a complete permanent denture in position.
With an implant supported denture, your denture will clip firmly onto the dental implants so it cannot move at all. If you find wearing dentures awkward, just imagine this difference this could make to your life.
Mini dental implants are commonly used with implant supported dentures or permanent dentures.
Enjoy Eating and Socializing
You will be able to enjoy going out for mealtimes once more and socializing with others without fear of your dentures moving around and causing you embarrassment. Lots of foods you thought you’d never be able to eat again will be back on the menu, allowing you to make far more exciting and enjoyable food choices. This in turn could help improve your nutrition, making it easier for you to get all the vitamins and minerals required for good general health.
Finding out More about Treatment
If you think dental implants sound interesting , why not book a consultation with our implant dentist? An appointment with Midtown Dental Specialists will allow you to find out much more about this innovative treatment and to learn if it is suitable for you. Find out if an implant supported denture or permanent denture will be best, or if you would prefer to get rid of your denture completely and to replace it with an implant supported bridge that can only be taken out by our dentist.
Treatment will require a small surgical procedure but we do take extensive care to ensure you are completely comfortable at every appointment. Each dental implant treatment is carefully planned to make sure it is as smooth and as quick as possible.
We only use top quality dental implants because we want you to be able to enjoy the results of treatment for as long as possible. When properly cared for, your dental implants should last for many years making them a good long-term investment. Some people will even enjoy them for life.