All over the world people lose teeth for different reasons. Commonly, teeth need to be removed because of tooth decay or periodontal disease, or due to injury, although genetics and diet can also play a role. In such cases, dentists can offer options in tooth replacement, such as dentures.
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth in either the maxillary/upper or mandibular/lower arch. Designed to look like natural teeth dentures can be removable, attached or bonded onto teeth, or fixed to a dental implant. Dentures can be partial, replacing single teeth in an arch, or fixed and replacing a full arch of teeth.
Challenges in wearing dentures
People who have dentures sometimes experience excess saliva in the mouth, as the brain confuses the dentures as “food,” which can cause the dentures to move and slip. When dentures slip it can cause the gum tissue to feel sensitive and gagging may also occur. In seeking solutions to give patients greater stability and control when wearing dentures, dentists have developed implants for dentures.
Implants give dentures greater stability
The height and breadth of your mouth’s ridges that support the teeth can influence the position and movement of dentures in the mouth. To offer greater stability when wearing dentures, dentists now use mini titanium implants that serve as roots to support dentures. Implants are placed into the jawbone to secure the dentures and can be implanted within a couple of hours.
At Mossley Dental Care in Glossop, we offer implants as a safe option for denture stabilisation. Implants can dramatically change the way you feel and look when wearing your dentures, as secure dentures also improve facial structure and appearance.
Our team are here to advise you on oral care and how to feel most comfortable and confident when wearing your dentures. Don’t let shifting dentures cause you frustration and soreness when eating and speaking. Call us today and we’ll listen to your concerns and explain about our affordable implants for stable dentures and a happier, stronger smile.