At Portmore, we are able to use dental implants to secure dentures firmly in place. Denture stabilisation is a simple and cost effective way to ensure that your dentures fit tightly and snugly with very limited movement.
The biggest fear for dentures wearers is that they might pop out during social situations, couple this with the inability to eat certain foods to rapidly knock confidence and self-esteem.
Implants remove the need for the denture to cover your palate, restoring speech and taste, two challenges associated with dentures. We use the dental implants to fit a series of press stud-type attachments which click and lock your denture firmly into place.
The procedure is simple, with minimal downtime in most cases, and the effects are dramatic.
Patients find they can smile and eat whatever they want again, and
feel long lost self-esteem come rushing back.
WHY WE MAY RECOMMEND IMPLANTS TO SECURE DENTURES
- Insufficient bone is available to place multiple implants, or the scope of bone augmentation required is beyond what you feel comfortable with
- You feel used to having dentures or prefer removable teeth, perhaps because you struggle to cope with cleaning around fixed bridgework
- You want a simple solution to enjoy the food you love again
BENEFITS OF IMPLANTS TO SECURE DENTURES
- Eat the food you love again — steaks, apples, sandwiches
- Restore your self-esteem
- Regain confidence in social situations
- Improved comfort, appearance and function
- Improved taste and speech
- A simple and effective way to regain your confidence and function
Dentures shouldn’t fall out with ease, but ill-fitting dentures can slip when eating and talking and cause sores over time. This can happen if you’ve had your dentures for many years, as you get older the gums can shrink causing dentures to become loose. However, it can also happen if you’ve not seen a specialist dentist.
If you get proper dentures fitted, and keep up with regular check-ups, you shouldn’t have to deal with your dentures falling out.
There are a number of factors which will determine how long it takes for you to get your new dentures, and most of these will relate to the condition of your existing teeth and gums. If you need teeth removed for example, then this can take a little longer as you will also need to allow healing time. The type of denture you get will also impact the time it takes from beginning to end, as a full denture will take longer than a partial denture.
As a rule of thumb, it can take anywhere from six weeks up to a couple of months to get your dentures made, but your dentist will be able to give you a more accurate idea during your initial consultation.
When you first get your dentures in Weybridge, you may find that you’re experiencing some mild discomfort. Typically, it can take up to 30 days for your dentures to fully settle and for you to become completely comfortable. The main reason for this is that your gums need to get used to the base of your new artificial teeth, so it’s not uncommon to feel some rubbing, to begin with.
If you’re still struggling with your dentures after 30 days, be sure to get in touch with your dentist.