If you are missing more than one tooth- possibly several teeth in a row, then you may be aware of, or wear dentures. These are removeable false teeth that are normally made of plastic, nylon or metal and can often be uncomfortable and irritating.
With advances in implant dentistry, we now have many innovative techniques for denture stabilisation such as securing them with an implant.
The implants are titanium screws placed into the jaw, to replace original roots. Depending on the treatment, you may need between 4 and 8 implants to secure each denture in place. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic. The implants will need three to six months to heal and bond with your jawbone to provide a solid support for your replacement teeth.
There are many advantages to this sort of procedure, these include:
• Stability As the implants are secured into the jaw, you don’t run the risk of them feeling shaky or unstable- like you may have felt with dental adhesive.
• Functionality Once the implant secured dentures are in place, you will be able to speak, chew and bite much more easily than previously.
• Looking completely natural As the implant secured dentures are secured into the gum, they look far more natural than traditional dentures would and can’t be distinguished from any remaining teeth.
If you think you could benefit from implant secured dentures and want to discuss this more with a professional dentist then please give Avondale Dental Practice a call on 01355 234919 or contact us via our website.