Patients who have been wearing dentures due to significant tooth loss, often find that their dentures tend to become loose and uncomfortable over time. Dentures might make eating food difficult, or feel bulky in your mouth. And although modern dentures are more lightweight than they used to be, over time bone is lost from the jaw, which can cause well-fitting dentures to become loose.
At Hertford Dental Implants, we recommend dental implants for denture wearers because they provide unrivalled levels of support, plus they are permanent. And if you think that paying for them will break the bank, you are mistaken. Hertford dental implants can be used to stabilise dentures and virtually eliminate many of the problems associated with complete tooth loss at a fraction of the cost. This is because unlike traditional implants, denture stabilisation requires only four dental implants, which are strategically placed into the jawbone.
How does it work?
At Hertford Dental Implants, we use mini dental implants, which are smaller and narrower than conventional dental implants, to stabilise dentures into the jaw. Our experienced dentists surgically insert them into the jawbone in an almost painless procedure that requires no cutting or suturing. Moreover, unlike traditional dental implants, mini implants do not require any healing time – they can be loaded with dentures immediately after the procedure.
Our dentists will retrofit your existing dentures with snaps or create new dentures fitted with snap-on mechanisms. The mini dental implants have a ball on the end that fits perfectly into the socket of the snap-on mechanism. This way, your dentures will fit comfortably and will not move when you bite, speak or eat.
Snap-on dentures are so comfortable, that they can even be slept in. However, it is advised to clean them regularly, just like natural teeth. In some cases, you can also have your dentures permanently stabilised in your mouth.
Experienced and knowledgeable care
Interested in stabilising your dentures with Hertford dental implants, but you don’t know where to start? Our dentists at Hertford Dental Implants have placed many dental implants over the years and have extensive training in denture stabilisation, as well as advanced training in implant dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction. Contact us today to book your appointment.