Dentures can be both a blessing and a curse for those of us who have lost some or all of our teeth. They are blessing because they give us back something to chew with and they are a curse because they tend to become loose and wobble around in our mouths, no matter how well-fitting they were when we first got them.
If you are at the point of being cursed by your dentures, you will know exactly what we mean. And if you have just got, or are thinking about getting dentures, you have probably heard all the stories and are rather dreading the day you laugh too loudly at something hilarious and your dentures fall about laughing on the floor in front of you.
Well, here at Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have dentures that stay put and allow you to have far more freedom in your food choices and how loudly you laugh.
It’s what we call denture stabilisation. This is a technique that combines the best of two teeth replacement methods: dentures and dental implants. Here’s how it works.
We insert between two and six dental implants into your upper and/or lower jawbones. We can use mini implants for this procedure, and they can be inserted straight through your gums, rather than having to open a flap in your gum and then insert them into the bone. We attach special fittings to your implants and your dentures snap onto them. We can customise your existing dentures or you can have new ones.
Over the next few weeks, your dental implants will integrate with your jawbone, and will become as securely held in place as a natural tooth. This is what gives your dentures the support that stops them sliding around in your mouth when you talk and allows you to eat whatever you want again.
If you can’t afford to go the whole hog with dental implants, but dread the thought of dentures, denture stabilisation is a great way to get the best of both worlds.This entry was posted in Denture Stabilisation on .