Dentures have been around since the days of the ancient Egyptians, and they provide a good solution for patients who have lost several or all of their natural teeth. However, many patients find that their dentures that once fitted snugly become increasingly loose over time, making it difficult to bite and chew food, impacting on speech and even falling out at embarrassing moments.
If this sounds familiar, you may have made regular visits to your dentist to have your dentures adjusted, and may struggle daily with pastes to keep them in place. By using dental implants to secure your dentures, you can be sure of a comfortable fit for life.
Dentures become loose because after teeth are lost the jaw bone and gums are likely to recede. Dental implants stop this from happening, thanks to a process called osseointegration, which sees the titanium implants mesh with the bone and promote bone growth.
Dental implants at The Mall Stockport
Your dental implants are placed here at our Stockport dental practice under local anaesthetic or sedation, depending on your preference. This is a minor procedure that is done in one day. Any postoperative bruising or discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter painkillers.
After your dental implants have integrated with the bone and surrounding tissue for a period of time, your dentures will be attached on top using a range of special fixtures. This means you can still take them out to clean (your dentist will show you how) but they will otherwise stay firmly in place, enabling you to smile, eat and laugh with confidence.
Read more about implants here. or call 0161 480 8040 to talk to one of our team.