Patients with loose and ill-fitting dentures can have their ability to eat, chew and speak severely affected. Loose dentures are also uncomfortable to wear and can hurt your gums and soft tissue. However, most people are reluctant to switch to dental implants, due to the costs involved. But what if we told you, that you can now take advantage of both treatments at the fraction of the cost?
At Dental Implants Hampshire, we offer a treatment known as denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire. Through this treatment, your dentist will be able to stabilise your dentures with carefully-placed dental implants. You will be able to enjoy your favourite foods again and feel comfortable smiling, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are staying stable and strong.
What is involved?
Dentures are secured in place with mini implants without the need for special pastes and strips. Mini implants are just like regular dental implants, but smaller. These are also fixed into the jawbone and fuse around the bone tissue over a short period of time. However, unlike regular dental implants, mini implants are fixed at an angle. They are topped with a special snap-on mechanism that allows the dentures to secure over them. In some cases, the dentures may be permanently attached to the dental implants.
The process involved in placing these mini implants only requires a short amount of time. Traditional dental implants require 6-12 weeks for healing, but mini implants only require one or two visits to our dental practice.
Benefits of implant-supported dentures
Implant-supported dentures have more benefits than traditional dentures. Dentures placed over dental implants look and feel more natural. Moreover, they are a lot more stable because the implants themselves are permanently attached to the jawbone.
More importantly, dental implants help keep your jawbone intact. This is because titanium encourages the growth of bone cells and the regeneration of bone tissue. Finally, with implant-supported dentures, you are less likely to experience sore spots, which are traditionally associated with conventional dentures.
There many reasons why dentures supported with dental implants in Hampshire are a better alternative to dentures. To learn more about dental-implant supported dentures, contact us today.