Do your current dentures let you down? Have they become loose, uncomfortable, even painful, making it difficult to eat some of your favourite foods? Maybe they’ve even started to slip and fall out in public, making you fear your friends and family may make you a laughingstock behind your back?
Unfortunately, loose-fitting dentures is an experience shared by the vast majority of traditional denture-wearers. The dentures will fit perfectly when your dentist first prescribes them, but over time this will start to change. The principal cause of this is loss of bone density – your jaw bone starts to resorb over time when the toot roots are missing.
At Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, an effective solution to this problem is to stabilise your dentures with dental implants. Implants are small titanium posts or screws that hold your new teeth firmly in place.
Titanium is used because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body – if you have had a hip or knee replacement, or a bone rebuilt after an accident, titanium may have been used – and because it supports the growth of new bone material.
Even if you have already experienced loss of jaw bone density, treatment with dental implants is still often possible – even if some dentists still refuse to treat patients who lack the required levels of bone.
Bone grafts can be used to rebuild the level of your bone density, adding a few months on to your overall treatment period but maximising your implants’ chances of success. In the upper jaw, a sinus lift may be performed.
These bionic tooth roots will get rid of all the problems caused by loose dentures. After your implants have healed and your permanent teeth have been attached (this takes about six months) you can wave goodbye to:
- Problems eating anything but soft foods
- Issues with speech
- Slipping dentures ruining your social life and confidence
Instead, you can say hello to:
- All your favourite foods being back on-menu
- Clear speech and singing
- Teeth that stay where teeth should be
- Enjoying meals out and socialising with friends and family