Dentures become loose over time and we can do very little to prevent this from happening. When we lose our teeth, the roots no longer stimulate the bone in our jaw. Once the bone is inactive, it will gradually lose its density and deteriorate. As the jawbone loses its density, it will change shape, affecting the way dentures fit. With time, these changes in our jawbone will affect the stability of the dentures. Unstable dentures will feel loose and might even move around in the mouth when you are speaking or eating.
There is now a procedure whereby your denture can be fixed permanently to your jawbone with the help of dental implants. This treatment, known as denture stabilisation, is offered at PCD Dental Implants and can improve your quality of life significantly. Once your dentures are stabilised on top of dental implants in South Yorkshire, your quality of life will be drastically improved.
How does it work?
Denture stabilisation with dental implants is very simple. Our dentist will surgically fix a few dental implants (usually two but they can be as many as four) on your jawbone. These implants are smaller than regular dental implants and have special snaps in order to lock the dentures in place. Moreover, they are positioned at an angle for enhanced stability. This treatment combines the best aspects of dental implants and dentures at a fraction of the cost.
Benefits of implant-supported dentures
People who choose implant-supported dentures will never have to worry about their false teeth slipping or falling out while they eat or are engaged in conversation in public. Moreover, implant-supported dentures are far more comfortable than conventional dentures, because they are secure and feel like natural teeth. Since they are not supported on the gums, they do not irritate the soft tissue. Finally, dentures supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire look more natural than conventional dentures because less plastic is needed for retention. Implant-supported dentures can also help your appearance in the long term by preventing jawbone deterioration and bone loss.
To learn more about dentures and dental implants in South Yorkshire, give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you.