Oral discomfort is a part of life for many denture wearers. Loose dentures, in particular, are very uncomfortable and can seriously compromise your ability to eat, bite and speak properly. Dentures tend to become loose over time due to the deterioration of the jawbone and they should always be replaced or relined, leading to additional dental costs.
By far the most effective method of denture stabilisation is to have dentures that are supported by dental implants. In Hampshire, implant-supported dentures provided by Dental Implants Hampshire deliver much greater retention and security than regular dentures. An added bonus is that they are less expensive than having a complete set of dental implants installed in your jawbone.
How do implant-supported dentures work?
Dentures supported with dental implants in Hampshire are easy to install and do not require any special preparation. You will be fitted with 4-6 dental implants per arch, depending on your condition, which are then attached to your denture to hold it in place.
The placement and healing time of traditional implants is 2-6 months to allow your jawbone to fuse completely with the implant. If your jawbone is deteriorated and you cannot have traditional dental implants, you may be eligible for mini implants, which are usually ideal for denture stabilisation since they are strategically placed into your jawbone for maximum strength and resilience.
Once your implants are embedded into your jawbone, your dentist will fix temporary dentures on top of them, before your customised dentures are ready to install following the healing period. Implant-supported dentures can be fixed or removable.
Benefits of denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire
Implant-supported dentures offer many benefits and they are ideal for patients who have suffered from loose and painful dentures over a prolonged period of time. With implant-supported dentures, you will be able to eat, speak and smile comfortably without worrying that your dentures will become loose or move. Moreover, sore gums will be a thing of the past. More importantly, dental implants will help protect your jawbone from melting away, something that often occurs when missing tooth roots are not replaced.