Keep your dentures where they should be with the help of dental implants

Dentures have been used for many centuries to replace missing teeth. The modern versions are more comfortable, realistic looking and natural acting than ever before, but they still come with some problems. At Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield we believe that using dental implants to stabilise your false teeth can free you from denture issues for life.

dental-implantsThe trouble with dentures

Whilst dentures do an excellent job at replacing the crowns of the teeth in one or both jaws, as a standalone treatment option they do nothing to replace the tooth roots. Without natural roots or a suitable replacement in place, the jaw bone has a tendency to resorb or shrink back, which can cause a previously well-fitting denture to become loose, unwieldy, and uncomfortable.

The advent of dental implants is one of the most exciting developments of modern dentistry. Implants are small titanium screws that replace the root portions of the natural teeth. They are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a small operation here at our Sutton Coldfielddental practice, and can support your dentures in a procedure known as denture stabilisation.

Secure dentures

When you come to our Sutton Coldfield clinic, an implant dentist will use CT scans and x-rays to assess the current level of bone density in your jaw. If you have worn your dentures for some years, you may require a bone grafting procedure first, prior to implant placement.

With denture stabilisation, the required number of implants are placed directly in your jaw bone. This is commonly between four and eight implants to support a full arch of dentures, depending on your individual circumstances.

Your denture can then be securely attached to your implants, ensuring that they remain firmly in place at all times, and enabling you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

How dental implants could be the best investment you ever make

Dental implants are a truly wonderful invention. They enable a dentist to permanently replace your missing teeth, and at Sutton Implant Clinic, Sutton Coldfield, we believe that an investment in implants could be the best decision you’ll ever make.

dental-implantsAny reputable dentist will always tell you that missing teeth should be replaced, to prevent other healthy teeth becoming crooked or tilted as they move into any gaps, thus more difficult to clean. There is, of course, the obvious social stigma associated with having a gap-toothed smile, and most patients with missing teeth don’t feel too confident smiling or laughing in public.

Depending on the number of teeth missing, and their location, you may also find you struggle to eat or speak.

Dental implants help to eliminate all of these problems, and at our Sutton Coldfield clinic we can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth. Whilst it is best to replace teeth soon after they are lost, we are also able to treat complex implant cases where teeth have been missing for some time, leading to bone loss.

Bone resorbtion is common in patients with multiple or all missing teeth, including those who have worn traditional dentures for years. With no tooth roots in place, the jaw bone starts to shrink back. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, and they help to stop this from happening.

If you have already experienced bone loss, don’t panic; at our Sutton Coldfielddentalpractice we can use an additional bone grafting procedure in order to rebuild your bone density to adequate levels for dental implants to succeed.

So long as you look after them, your implants and the new teeth attached to them could last you a lifetime. We think you’ll agree that’s an investment worth making.

Stabilising dentures with dental implants

Dentures are a popular method of replacing missing teeth, but they have a tendency to become loose and unwieldy over time. At Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield we can help to rectify this problem by stabilising your false teeth with dental implants.

dental-denturesWhy dentures become loose

Dentures have been used for centuries in one form or another. The modern versions are designed to be comfortable, effective, and aesthetically pleasing, but with nothing to replace the root parts of your missing teeth, it is highly likely that your false teeth will become loose and uncomfortable with the passing of time.

This happens because, without the tooth roots in place, the jaw bone starts to resorb or shrink, leading your once well-fitting dentures to become loose and unwieldy, making it more difficult to eat, smile, speak, and laugh.

Denture stabilisation in Sutton Coldfield: how it works

The best solution is often to ask a dentist about denture stabilisation with dental implants. This involves a minor surgical procedure here at our Sutton Coldfielddental practice, which in most cases involves the placement of between four and eight implants in each jaw.

After a healing period, which typically lasts a few months, your dentist will attach your dentures to your dental implants with the aid of a range of special attachments. Acting as replacements for the root portions of your teeth, your implants will hold your false teeth firmly in position, with no danger of them falling out at an inopportune moment.

You can usually wear your standard dentures whilst your implants are healing into place; your dentist will advise you of this when you come in for an initial implant consultation. The teeth attached to your implants will both look and act just kike natural teeth.

Dental implants: the perfect way to replace missing teeth

Dental implants are an excellent method by which your dentist can replace one or more of your natural teeth. At Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, our skilled implant team can treat even the most complex implant cases with the help of dental implants.

dental implantsThe many benefits of dental implants

There are numerous benefits to using dental implants to restore your smile and replace your missing teeth. One of the key things to remember is that implants are the only permanent option for tooth replacement, and the only way a dentist can replace tooth roots.

Because they form a direct contact with your jaw bone, implants help to prevent the problem of bone shrinkage, which is a common side-effect of losing your natural teeth. This can lead traditional dentures to become loose, and can also cause a prematurely aged appearance to your face as the skin around your jowls may start to sag.

There is no danger of teeth secured to dental implants becoming loose. They will stay firmly in position at all times, meaning you can enjoy all of your favourite foods once more and won’t be restricted to a soft food diet.

Sutton Coldfielddental implants

When you come to our Sutton Coldfield practice for an implant consultation, an experienced implant dentist will conduct a thorough clinical examination, using x-rays and scans as necessary to assess your level of bone density.

Sometimes it is necessary to perform a bone graft prior to implant placement, in order to give your implants maximum chance of success.

In most cases we place implants under local anaesthetic, although if you are nervous or have a strong gag reflex we can provide treatment under sedation. After a healing period, your permanent new teeth will be attached to your implants.

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