Loose dentures? We’ve got a great way to fix them
If you are a denture wearer, you may be getting rather tired of your dentures coming loose. It may seem like you are forever at the dentist getting them relined and before you know it, they are sliding around in your mouth again. Loose dentures can be embarrassing for you, as well as a constant drain on your pocket with relining and adhesives.
At Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth, we have a way for you to get your dentures to stay put all day, every day. We can anchor your dentures to your jawbone and make them more stable and secure than you may ever have thought possible. Welcome to a technique called denture stabilisation. We think it’s a great solution for denture wearers.
Here’s how it works:
Dentures can be customised to be supported by 2-4 dental implants in your jawbone. The lower jawbone often needs more dental implants because the tongue can dislodge the denture.
We put the dental implants into your jawbone under local anaesthetic. It then takes a few months for the implants to fuse with your jawbone. During this time, the jawbone grows new tissue all over the implants, and this is what holds them in place.
Once this process (known as osseointegration) is complete, we then customise your dentures by adding attachments that fit onto the implants. The two snap together, using either a ball or a ball device.
You may choose to have new dentures instead of customising your existing dentures.
You still take your dentures out for cleaning and to rest your gums at night, but during the day, when you need them to behave, you will find they stay perfectly still. This added stability will also improve your chewing power, widening the range of foods you can eat to include more than just soft foods.
Come and find out more
If you’d like to find out more about stabilising loose dentures, why not come in for a free consultation with Dr Shiraz Teja? He can take a look at your dentures and talk you through the procedure in more detail.This entry was posted in Dentures on .