Say goodbye to loose dentures with dental implants

Removable dentures have been used by people who have lost most of their teeth for hundreds of years. However, they do not offer a pleasant experience for everyone. Some patients find that their dentures become loose and painful over time and cannot be secured in place. Such dentures can make it difficult to eat, speak properly or even socialise.

Implant Retained Dentures in GlasgowAt The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, we appreciate that many people prefer dentures over dental implants because they are much more affordable. But what if we told you that you can now take advantage of both treatments at the fraction of the cost? Denture stabilisation with dental implants may be the solution that you have been looking for.

What are implant-retained dentures in Glasgow?

As its name suggests, an implant-retained denture is supported by and attached to dental implants, unlike a regular denture that rests on the gums. Implant-supported dentures have special attachments that fasten onto attachments on the dental implants. For this procedure, a few dental implants are required, all of which are strategically placed into the jawbone for maximum stability.

These implants are smaller than regular dental implants and have a special attachment to their surface for keeping the denture in place. This attachment allows the patient to easily bite and chew and prevents dentures from becoming loose.

Implant-retained dentures can be made for both the upper and lower jaw and can be either fixed or removable. If removable, they need to be removed every night to be cleaned properly.

Benefits of implant-retained dentures

Implant-retained dentures are more secure than traditional dentures. Removable dentures must be held in place by an adhesive and are known for coming loose due to the deterioration of the jawbone. Dental implants are embedded into the jawbone and act as replacement tooth roots, keeping the dentures stabilised at all times.

Moreover, implant-retained dentures are more comfortable and you may forget that you are wearing false teeth over time. And these dentures are less likely to cause sore spots or pressure points in your mouth, both of which are traditionally associated with removable dentures.

Dentures – challenges and solutions

If you have dentures or are thinking of getting them then it is great to know everything you can about them to help you adapt. Dentures are an excellent, budget solution to the problem of missing teeth. They have been around for a long time. Precise techniques are used in order to provide patients with well-fitting dentures.

Dentures still present some challenges to patients. They require special techniques to use them properly and adaptations to some areas of your life. This is because they need to be gripped by the gums. They are not attached to the gums in any way unless you choose to use a dental adhesive. Even then, your bite pressure will not be what it was before.

Dentures in GlasgowWhat can help?

If you are looking for more natural functionality then you may be able to consider implant retained dentures in Glasgow with The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry. This clever solution creates anchors within the structure of your mouth that you can fix your dentures to. This means that the jaw does not have to work so hard to retain them. You should be able to apply much greater forces to chewing, which widens your range of food choices. Dental implants can create a feeling of security and confidence in your dentures.

How do implants work?

Dental implants are inserted into small holes in the jawbone, which are made by your dentist. The jawbone heals around the implants to secure them and your dentures are mounted on top.

Dentures can be retained on as few as two implants per arch. Your dentist will discuss your requirements with you after an examination of your mouth. They will check that you have the required jaw bone density to support the dental implants. If you do not, then you may need to consider a bone graft or sinus lift in order to go ahead.

Healing and usage

Healing times after getting implants to help secure your dentures are shorter than traditional healing times for implants.

You will still need to remove your dentures to clean them in the normal way. This involves brushing and soaking in a denture cleaning solution overnight.