For some people, removable dentures are the only solution because of the extent of their tooth loss. However, despite their benefits and ease of use, removable dentures can become loose over time because they do not interact with the jawbone and cannot prevent its deterioration. If you have had enough of your dentures and you want to try something new, maybe it’s time to consider denture stabilisation with dental implants.
At PDC Dental, we offer a wide range of implant solutions to patients of all ages. Denture stabilisation with dental implants in Barnsley is a popular solution because it’s easy and cost effective. Why opt for regular dental implants, when you can stabilise your denture in your mouth for half the cost? To learn more about this procedure, continue reading.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a viable solution to loose dentures. These dentures are supported by and attached to dental implants. Both the implants and the dentures come with special attachments than help keep the implants in place once in the mouth, preventing movement and improving your overall oral function and chewing ability. Dentures supported with dental implants in Barnsley can be fitted to either jaw, but they are particularly beneficial in the lower jaw, where regular dentures tend to be less sturdy.
Is this treatment suitable for me?
Implant-supported dentures are ideal for patients who have lost many teeth in their upper or lower jawbone (or both), but don’t want to replace them with regular dental implants. Age is not an impediment to this treatment, but you will need to be in good oral and general health and must not smoke in order to have dentures fitted on dental implants. Just like regular dental implants, implant-supported dentures require great oral care in order to be maintained.
What can I expect from my implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are more stable than regular dentures and will not move when they are in your mouth. Patients find it easier to smile, eat, speak and bite with implant-supported dentures. Not to mention that these dentures are much more comfortable, because no suction is required to keep them in place.