Say ‘Adios’ to Denture Adhesive By Fitting Dental Implants
Removable dentures have been around in one form or another for centuries and over time have become a tried and tested method of replacing lost or missing teeth. Modern day dentures are lightweight, more natural looking than their predecessors and are also a cost-effective solution. That said, they also have their drawbacks and unlike when you experience dental implants in Richmond, removable dentures simply can’t stand up to the rigours of daily life. In fact as time goes by, their fit and in turn, performance will dwindle and eventually they’ll become far more of an annoyance than an asset.
As any long term denture wearer will know the jawbone continues to deteriorate overtime once teeth are missing. Therefore as once ‘snug fitting’ dentures become loose, an increasing amount of fixatives and pastes are needed to try to hold them in place. Eventually some people tend to withdraw from social situations in order to distance themselves from any potential embarrassing situations such as denture slippage.
Alternatively implants wearers don’t and won’t experience these problems. The reason for this is that dental implants are ‘implanted’ or secured into the jawbone rather than just placed on the gum line. Over time a clever natural process known as osseointegration occurs. This is where bone tissue fuses and merges with the titanium implant creating one super-strong platform upon which to fit a porcelain crown.
Implants have a multitude of benefits but possibly the main advantage is that once fitted and bone fusion has taken place, then it becomes a permanent and completely stable fixture. This means
No more continual denture readjustments
No more slippages or discomfort and….
No more fixatives or pastes.
Traditionally implants are mostly used to replace singular teeth and this is still the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to tooth replacement. However modern day dentistry also allows for just a small number of implants to hold an entire row of dentures which are secured firmly into place. These can be ‘snapped’ or ‘clicked’ into position, but are held firmly by the implants and not by the use of adhesives or pastes.
If you’re no longer willing to settle for removable dentures that need to be painstakingly glued into place every day, then you might want to consider dental implants. In Richmond, here at Sheen Dental we offer all potential customers a free, no-obligation consultation where you can meet the team, view the premises and talk through your options. So why not give us a call on 020 8876 5277 or alternatively, visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk