For people who’ve lost teeth in Sutton Coldfield, dentures are a way to regain dental function and improve the appearance of the smile. Made from hard-wearing material, they are placed over the gums, and mimic the look of natural teeth.
But removable dentures like these require you to be cautious when you eat, so that they don’t slip out, which can cause embarrassment and surprise at the dinner table. There are also health issues associated with the long-term use of removable dentures in Sutton Coldfield: good oral hygiene can be difficult to maintain because food particles and bacteria can gather in the gaps between teeth. And over time, the density of the jawbone can deteriorate, because the roots of the teeth are missing. This loss of bone structure can make your face appear sunken, leading to dissatisfaction with your overall appearance.
At The Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, dentures can be stabilised, using implants in a simple process that vastly improves their function and stability. You’ll be able to enjoy biting and chewing your favourite foods, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are securely fixed within your bone structure. You’ll no longer have to opt for soft, mushy foods. Your remaining teeth will be less strained, your mouth will be easier to clean, and your face will retain its underlying firmness.
In the first stage of this treatment, our friendly team will make sure your oral health and bone structure are in good enough condition to receive the implants that will stabilise your dentures. Once you’re ready, the dentist will insert some small metal posts into your jawbone, in a minor surgical procedure. After a period of healing, you’ll return our practice in Sutton Coldfield. Dentures will then be securely attached to the posts. In many cases, we can simply modify your existing dentures to be compatible with the implants. Otherwise, we will use precisely-customised replacements.
Your jawbone will mesh with the implants, creating a strong and natural-feeling base for your replacement teeth. And if properly cared for, they will last for the rest of your life.