Using Dental Implants to Stabilise Loose Dentures in Richmond

Patients suffering from loose or ill-fitting dentures, will understand how uncomfortable they can be, affecting their confidence as well as their ability to eat and speak comfortably on a daily basis. With denture stabilisation, patients can gain their oral function and confidence back, safe in the knowledge that their dentures are securely fitted and look as natural as possible.

Unlike regular implant treatment, stabilising loose dentures in Richmond involves fewer dental implants, which are strategically embedded into the jawbone for maximum retention. This treatment requires a high-level of training and for this reason, it is available in a limited number of dental practices in Richmond, including Sheen Dental Implants.

Common Problems Associated with Conventional Dentures

Unstable dentures are a common complaint from long-term denture wearers. Some patients find the only effective way to use their dentures is through the use of adhesive pastes to hold them securely in place. However, the movement of dentures can create sores and abscesses on the gums and soft tissues of the mouth causing more pain and infection. Conventional dentures can also become displaced by the tongue and mouth muscles and then slide around. This can affect a patient’s confidence and oral function considerably.

How Can Dental Implants Help?

Dental Implants have the ability to fuse with the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. They act as points of stabilisation for the dentures to connect to and help prevent most of the problems associated with loose, removable dentures. An experienced dentist will strategically place a number of dental implants (usually up to four) to the upper or lower jawbone. Unlike regular implants, these implants are usually smaller and have special clips-ons or press-studs on their surfaces in order to ensure maximum retention. They can brace against the movements of the muscles and assist in keeping dentures in place while a patient speaks and eats. This stabilisation process usually makes a great difference to denture suction and strength as well as the ability to consume foods more satisfactorily.

Unlike regular dental implants that can be quite costly, implant-supported dentures in Richmond are a cost-effective solution for tooth loss with long-lasting results.