22 Oct Securing loose, uncomfortable dentures
Your Egham dentist wants you to know about the latest in denture innovation!
Standard dentures are much better than ever, but they only go so far into ensuring your smile is as secure and natural as it can be.
With standard dentures you can have a more beautiful smile, better confidence, eating ability, speech, facial structure and better long term oral condition than if you didn’t do anything about missing teeth. Indeed, leaving missing teeth alone is never recommended and having dentures made at Egham dental is a great way to restore your smile.
However, dentures are not without their faults. Even with the amazing denture-making team at your Egham dentist creating bespoke dentures than fit incredibly well, dentures can cause a patient problems that are beyond the parameters of this treatment. Those problems though can be fixed by a new, innovative, modern treatment known as “implant retained dentures“.
Implant retained dentures look, feel and function in a very natural way. No need for messy glue or covering your mouth in case your dentures pop out. With this incredible new treatment your smile can be functional and beautiful again. Your smile can be secure for the first time in a long time, giving you back your confidence.
What’s Wrong With Standard Dentures?
Normal dentures are a good alternative to missing teeth and we would always suggest that a patient replaces missing teeth using one of the several methods available. In the case of partial dentures, they can help stop the surrounding teeth from moving and collapsing because of the new gap, which can leave the rest of the teeth crooked and hard to clean. You can also be sure they will look great and be as comfortable as possible because of our comprehensive denture fitting treatment plan. However, there are issues with dentures that for some, never go away such as:
- Lots Of Extra Saliva – Dentures are a foreign object which means that you may always have a wetter mouth than you did before. Hopefully the problem will go away after some time but for some it never does.
- Sore Mouth – Well-fitted dentures and excellent denture glue usually remove the issue of sores but, for some sores may continue to be a problem.
- Accidents – Slippage can be a real problem with dentures, even with the best glue. When it happens in private it can be annoying, but when it happens in public it can be cripplingly embarrassing sometimes causing a loss of confidence in the person it has happened to.
- Eating Problems – Dentures don’t really allow for crunchy or hard foods and they also obstruct the palette because of the way they fit, changing the taste of foods you may have loved before.
- Feeling Like Your Mouth Is Full – Often the mouth muscles get used to dentures but if they don’t, you may feel like you have a mouth that is full all the time, affecting speech and comfort.
These issues may always be present, especially in people who see their gums and jaw changing because of natural degradation following tooth loss. We can keep providing well-fitted dentures but that can be costly for the individual over time.
Even with well-fitting dentures the tooth root will continue to degrade which ages the face and changes its structure, which can be a real confidence issue for some.
Implant Retained Dentures Are The Modern Solution To Tooth Loss
Dental implants have changed the way tooth restoration works. Dentists are no longer limited to replacing missing teeth and can now effectively replace the entire missing tooth and root, providing the ‘gold standard’ in tooth replacement and restoration. Dental implants are also an excellent option for denture-wearers looking to rid themselves of the common issues associated with dentures.
Made from titanium, which integrates with the jaw bone to become part of the body when placed, the implant replaces the tooth root and provides an anchor for a crown. In the case of dentures, the parts at the top of the implants provide a firm connector for dentures.
On the day of treatment your Egham dentist will provide an anaesthetic which completely numbs the area. We will then place the implants in the jawbone which will heal after about 3 months Finally we fit your new dentures to the implants which will be very secure but can still be removed for cleaning just like normal dentures.
Implant Retained Dentures – A More Efficient And Cost-Effective Alternative To Individual Implants
The most natural alternative to your natural teeth is individual implants to replace individual missing teeth; one implant per missing tooth root with an individual crown above the gum line. The issue is that doing this is very expensive and isn’t always necessary. We can use as little as 2-6 implants to support a full arch of teeth in the implant retained denture process. This often saves on bone graft treatment too; again lowering the cost.
There are many benefits to having implants retained dentures including:
- A lower cost compared to individual implant placement
- A secure feeling because the dentures will not move when in place
- Better speech
- More smile confidence
- Jawbone preservation
- A more natural tooth replacement feeling
- Better eating possibilities
- No denture glue
- Improved taste
- No slippage worry
Book An Implant Retained Denture Consultation With Your Egham Dentist Today!
If you want to feel totally secure in your smile when you talk, eat and laugh, then implant retained dentures could be the right treatment for you. Come and have a consultation with our professional team who can discuss the option with you, providing a treatment plan including costs and timescales and alternative treatments if this one is not suitable. You can then make a decision based on the information you have, ensuring an informed choice. Please call us on 01784432641 and we will make you an appointment at a time to suit you.
Your consultation at our modern clinic is the first step to getting the secure, beautiful, natural feeling smile that you deserve.