Do you have dentures which have become loose over time? Perhaps they slip around your mouth and you find it difficult to eat, smile and talk with confidence? Too many people who have traditional dentures lose their patience with them, simply because their false teeth refuse to stay put. Luckily, nowadays, dental implants offer a stable way to keep dentures in place and allow you to continue your daily activities with confidence.
At Glenholme Dental, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile and a strong, healthy bite. However, not all people can afford to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. In Basingstoke, we put an end to your slipping dentures through stabilising them with dental implants. This way you can enjoy the benefits of both treatments at a fraction of the cost.
How does it work?
Implant-retained dentures can be fixed or removable. The latter come in two different types: bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. In both cases, your dentures will be considerably smaller than conventional dentures. Both types of dentures require at least two dental implants per jaw for support.
Bar-retained dentures consist of a thin metal bar that follows the arc of your jawbone. Your Basingstoke dentist will attach the denture to two to five dental implants and it will be securely clipped with attachments fitted to the bar, the denture, or often both. Ball-retained dentures, on the other hand, are designed to fit into the dental implants with the aid of ball-shaped attachments. Both types of dentures are very steady and cannot be removed unless you take them out before sleep.
Benefits of implant-supported dentures
Implant-retained dentures look and feel more natural, because the implant itself is firmly attached to the jawbone. Because the dentures are fixed to dental implants, they cannot move or slip, thus there is no need for messy adhesives.
At the same time, dental implants help preserve your jawbone. Unlike conventional dentures that simply sit on your teeth and gums, implant-retained dentures are secured on dental implants, which prevent bone deterioration and stimulate further bone growth.
Steady dentures with dental implants in Basingstoke
There many reasons why implant-supported dentures are a better alternative to conventional dentures. To learn more about them contact us today.