Dental Implants: Making Loose Dentures a Thing of the Past
Loose dentures are no fun but unfortunately this problem is extremely common, particularly amongst lower denture users. Often this problem can develop just a few short years after beginning to wear a full lower denture premises due to the way the jawbone reacts once the natural teeth are extracted. Without the stimulation provided by tooth roots the jawbone gradually reabsorbs and the bony ridge that used to support teeth will become flatter and narrower providing a great deal less retention for a denture.
Trying to Make Dentures Fit a Little Better
One common solution is to try to use denture adhesives but these are only really a temporary fix and after a while it can be quite expensive. Another option is to visit your dentist in South Benfleet to see if it’s possible to reline or remake the denture as this will help it fit a little better. But what can you do if you want to a permanent solution? This is where dental implants can be really helpful and treatment is ideal for stabilising loose dentures.
How Can Dental Implants Help Hold a Full Denture in Position?
Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. Titanium is an amazing metal as it has great biocompatibility with the body, integrating with the natural bone so the post is held strongly in place and can provide adequate support for a full denture. Once the implants are in position, they are fitted with special attachments called abutments. The fitting surface of the denture which is the side closest to the gums will also have some special attachments that clip on to the abutments. You’ll be able to firmly clip your denture in position, but you’ll find it easy to remove for cleaning.
This treatment can be hugely beneficial as the foods that were previously prohibited can now be enjoyed so mealtimes become more interesting. Having properly fitting teeth can be a huge boost to self-confidence and you’ll feel able to socialise more easily with others without fears about loose dentures moving around. So who can benefit from dental implants in South Benfleet?
Finding out More about Dental Implants
The really good news is that just about anyone can have this treatment and it doesn’t matter if you are a little older. What’s really important is that you have reasonable dental health and general health. These are things we can talk to you about when you have an initial consultation at South Benfleet Dental Care and we are sure you have lots of questions about having dental implants in South Benfleet. It does require a small surgical procedure but the results can be well worth the effort. Just imagine not having to put up with loose dentures anymore. You’ll have healthier gums as the dentures will no longer rest on them and you won’t need to leave your teeth out at night.
If you think this sounds interesting, please call us on 01268 793485 to find out more or to book an appointment with one of our friendly dentists in South Benfleet.