You Don’t Need to Put Up With Loose Dentures: Ask Us About Dental Implants
Do you currently wear dentures, or perhaps know you will lose all your natural teeth in the near future? If so you might be worried about wearing dentures. Although dentures can offer an easy solution to tooth loss, they are far from ideal. Often after just a few years of use, a denture that used to be quite well fitting can become looser and far less comfortable.
What Type of Problems Are Created by Loose Dentures?
A loose denture creates significant problems, not least because it can rub on the gums and can make eating and even speaking more difficult. Denture adhesive is only a temporary solution at best and besides it can be quite messy and expensive in the longer term. This is why so many people are choosing to have dental implants in Ladbroke Grove as this can be a long lasting solution for stabilising dentures.
How Can Dental Implants Stabilise Loose Dentures?
Dental implants can be great for stabilising loose dentures and one of the things that make them such a good choice is that often relatively few dental implants are required to hold a complete denture in place. This is particularly the case when a lower denture requires stabilisation, especially as lower dentures tend to create more problems than upper dentures due to their lack of retention.
Who Can Have Dental Implants in Ladbroke Grove?
Generally speaking, anyone who is in reasonable health and who doesn’t have any outstanding dental problems will be able to have dental implants. Your dentist will need to fully examine your jaw and will want to ask you questions about your overall dental and general health. Before you go, make a list of any medications you might be taking as your dentist will need this information to determine if dental implants are the best choice. Your dentist in Ladbroke Grove can discuss the actual treatment process with you and will be able to answer any questions you might have.
You’ll also need to decide whether you want to stick to wearing dentures or if you’d prefer to do away with them completely and have a fixed bridge. If you choose to continue wearing dentures, then they will clip onto special attachments on your dental implants and you’ll be able to remove your dentures for easy cleaning. If you decide you’d prefer a fixed bridge, then this will be permanently cemented or screwed into your mouth and can only be removed by your dental implant dentist in Ladbroke Grove. One thing to bear in mind is that if you choose a fixed bridge then you will almost certainly need to have a few more dental implants inserted into your jaw to fully support it. In comparison denture stabilisation is a more affordable solution.
Whatever your choice, you can rest assured your new teeth will look and feel far more natural and you’ll be able to enjoy many of your favourite foods once more.
If you’d like to find out more about the denture stabilisation or dental implants in Ladbroke Grove, please contact Ladbroke Grove Dental Care on 020 7727 9836 to book your appointment today.