DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR DENTURE WEARERS
Dentures are truly a life-saver for those with missing teeth. The confident smile, speech and chewing improvements that come with dentures has changed the way people deal with missing teeth.
However, there are still issues with this kind of treatment. Due to the fact that dentures aren’t attached to your jaw like natural teeth, they can often become loose and uncomfortable over a period of time. Unfortunately, this can cause embarrassing incidents when speaking or eating.
Luckily, all of these issues aren’t beyond our help. Dental implants can be used to keep your dentures and dental bridges rooted to your jaw like any other tooth – stopping those embarrassing moments and painful sensations inside your mouth. The transformation can be extraordinary, completely changing how you act, feel and eat. With our expert help, your dentures will be sturdy, effective and efficient for decades to come.
As usual, after booking a consultation with us, we will sit you down for as long as it takes to discuss your dental situation. Our philosophy when it comes to dentistry is ensuring that you fully understand our procedures and feel entirely comfortable with the treatment and its outcomes. We will conduct a dental scan of your teeth and jaw and go full steam ahead planning your treatment. With a length of 1-2 hours, depending on your teeth, the surgery will consist of cutting open your gum and exposing your bone.
After this, holes will be drilled into your jawbone where metal implant posts will be placed. These posts will act as the tooth root you have been missing. Of course, during the surgery you will be placed under anaesthetic – ensuring that the surgery is as comfortable and painless as possible. The after-effects of the treatment are minimal, but it will take between 3-6 months for you to fully recover. You’ll be back eating a normal diet and exercising again after a few days. Any irregularities can be brought up immediately with your dentist.
As you can see, dental implants have very few downsides. They can drastically alter your self-esteem while, at the same time, improving your oral hygiene. If you’ve got dentures and you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here’s a summary of the fantastic benefits that come with implant surgery:
- Implants ensure your dentures are firm and anchored, without moving about.
- Eating and speech are much easier.
- Implants stop jawbone recession caused by missing teeth.
- You’ll no longer get ulcers or sores from loose dentures.
- Your smile will improve massively.
- Surgery is painless and recovery is smooth.
If your dentures are causing you trouble or you’re worried about bone recession, contact us today and transform your smile forever.