Exploring The Benefits Of Implant Supported Dentures
Dental implants in Basildon Have become enormously popular and we’re seeing a rise month upon month of patients enquiring about this type of dental treatment. Implants are the closest thing to real teeth because they are anchored into the jaw and serve as a tooth root. When topped with a dental crown not only do they look exceptionally natural, but they also feel and act very much like birth teeth.
However, although most people know about dental implants and how they are used to replace missing teeth, not everyone is aware that they can also be used to support dentures. As anyone who wears dentures will tell you, it can be a real challenge to keep them secure in the mouth and prevent them from slipping. When this happens, it can make the mouth feel extremely sore and can also impact on speaking and eating. It’s also quite embarrassing if dentures slip when a person is out and about in public, and often this fact alone can make a person feel like they need to stay at home and avoid social situations altogether.
Fortunately your dentist in Basildon can offer a solution in the way of implant supported dentures. As few as four implants can be placed into the jaw in strategic positions to anchor the dentures firmly into the mouth. A short period of surgery is required for the implant posts to be placed into the jawbone and once this is done they’re left to heal and bond with the surrounding bone and gum tissue to form a permanent fixture in the mouth. Special fittings are then used to attached the dentures to the implants and the wearer can simply remove them. as they would normally to clean, and then snap them back into position.
The advantages of implant supported dentures are numerous and include;
- Stability – Because the implants are embedded into the jaw to support the dentures they remain stable and secure, unlike anything you could ever hope for when using dental adhesive.
- Improved functionality – Once the implant secured dentures are in place, patients are able to speak, bite, and chew far more easily than they could with conventional dentures. Strong and secure they can withstand a far greater biting force and the wearer will find they can eat a wider diet without being limited to softer foods.
- Look completely natural – Conventional dentures sit on the gum line so there is often a gap beneath the denture and the gum beneath. Since implant supported dentures are secured into the gum they look far more natural and can’t be distinguished from any remaining teeth.
- Puts a halt to bone loss – Dental implants in Basildon stop the bone loss, which occurs when teeth are missing, from happening because they stimulate the gums in much the same way as tooth roots, generating new growth and promoting healthy gums. This means that the jaw doesn’t shrink and start to change shape, which is why dentures become loose in the first place.
If you’re tired of uncomfortable dentures and long for an alternative which feels comparable to having your own teeth back again, then implant retained dentures could be the answer. Why not book a consultation with Felmores Dental Care to find out more and discuss your tooth replacement options. You can call us direct on 01268 726789 or book online at www.felmoresdentalcare.co.uk. As an evening and weekend dentist in Basildon, we aim to be as flexible as we possibly can.