Lots of people in the UK have lost all their teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or possibly both. A popular form of tooth replacement is to use full dentures as they are affordable and can be constructed relatively quickly. Even though their use is widespread, dentures are a far from perfect solution to tooth loss, and quite a few people will struggle with wearing them in longer-term as problems can develop the longer they are worn.
Dentures that used to fit well can often become loose and ill-fitting after just a few years. One solution is to use messy denture adhesives, or to even have the denture completely remade or relined by your dentist in Basingstoke. These solutions might work for a while but the main problem is due to bone loss in the jaw. After teeth are removed the bone gradually reabsorbs, and the bony ridge used to retain dentures gradually becomes flatter. This makes it much harder for the dentures to remain in position, and as a result they can begin to slip around when eating and speaking, and may rub and become uncomfortable. This can have a huge effect on quality of life, and some people will actively avoid socialising with others due to these problems. Luckily there is a very good and affordable solution, and that is to use dental implants in Basingstoke to support your dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are held firmly in position making it easy to eat a wider range of foods, and eliminating concerns that the dentures could move around at embarrassing moments. The denture clips onto a bar that is attached to the implants, making it simple to remove for cleaning. Quite a few people think dental implants are too expensive, but you only need a few to hold an entire denture in position and treatment could be far more affordable than you think. In addition the benefits offered can be priceless. You’ll enjoy a better quality of life, improved appearance, and you’ll be able to enjoy far more foods than before. Implant supported dentures make it easier to chew foods properly, improving digestion and possibly general health. Your dentures can be constructed to look and feel just like natural teeth, and they’ll be completely stable. So how can you find out more?
It’s simple, as all you need to do is book a consultation to find out if you’re suitable for treatment. Many people who wear full dentures are a little older but this shouldn’t matter at all. Age is certainly no barrier to having successful dental implants as it’s far more important to be in good general health.
Implant supported dentures are often used to replace lower dentures as these tend to have the most problems due to a lack of retention. However it’s perfectly possible to replace upper dentures in the same way, although a couple more implants will be required to secure the denture. An implant supported upper denture is constructed in a horseshoe shape, leaving the roof of the mouth completely open. If you’ve previously worn out the dentures for a while you’ll immediately notice food tastes much better as the roof of your mouth contains lots of tiny taste buds, so eating will become much more enjoyable.