If you are missing teeth, you may opt for a traditional denture but over time your gums will shrink and the denture will become loose. Dental implants, on the other hand, are very effective but are not budget-friendly for people who wish to replace a lot of teeth. Nowadays, you can combine dentures and dental implants with denture stabilisation. This means supporting your dentures with dental implants, so you can eat, speak and smile with confidence.
At Herford Dental Implants, implants are used to replace teeth in a number of ways. If you cannot afford a mouthful of dental implants or if you are reluctant to part with your dentures, implants can be used to stabilise dentures in the upper and the lower jaw. Dr Gordon Black, our principal dentist, has many years experience in placing and restoring dental implants and constantly seeks improvement with further training.
Hertford dental implants for denture wearers
If you are dissatisfied with wearing dentures and want to feel more confident when talking or if have difficulty keeping them in place, then you should consider denture stabilisation with dental implants. You can choose among a variety of options:
Removable implant-supported dentures
This type of denture is a quick and cost-effective option, because it requires as few as two dental implants on each jaw. Removable implant-supported dentures are very stable and durable without the aid of denture adhesives and they can be taken out to clean.
Bar-retained dentures provide an even more secure fit because they are fixed into your jawbone with at least four implants. The metal bar provides rigid support through a series of secure clips that ensures maximum stabilisation. Again, you can remove bar-retained dentures for cleaning or overnight.
Fixed implant-supported dentures
Finally, you can opt for fixed implant-supported dentures. These dentures are extra durable because they are permanently fixed to your jawbone with four or more implants. Implant-supported dentures encourage bone stimulation and help bone growth, while at the same time they restore your chewing function completely.
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To book a consultation appointment with Dr Gordon Black or learn more about how Hertford dental implants can have a positive impact on your smile and confidence, please contact us today.