Experienced denture wearers may be all too familiar with the issues that can arise from the long- term use of dentures. Whether you are just about to be fitted for your first ever dentures or you have been wearing them for a long time, you will be pleased to know that the latest advancements in denture treatments can help resolve many issues or concerns about wearing them.
Dentures have been around for very many years now, but luckily for us medical advances have seen new materials being used to create dentures as well as new and more precise fitting techniques. Modern day dentures are far easier to wear than they were 50 years ago and are also much more resilient and natural looking.
For anyone experiencing discomfort, the use of new soft lining materials can help greatly, and for those who have experienced fractured dentures in the past, new high-impact acrylics mean that dentures are far less likely to fracture or break.
Those who are concerned about aesthetics will be pleased to know that tooth or gum coloured clasps can now be used to help secure dentures. This means that anyone who’s job involves face to face contact can smile brightly without worrying about showing grey metal connectors on their teeth.
We all want our dentures to remain stable while we are wearing them. Having loose fitting dentures can seriously affect your ability to eat, drink, speak and smile. Denture fixative gels and solutions are a good temporary measure, but they don’t solve the problem completely.
Denture stabilisation may be the solution here. This is a new treatment that can help stabilise your dentures by fixing them to your jaw with the use of dental implants. The procedure is called an implant overdenture and can be a more permanent solution to loose dentures. The effects can be quite remarkable and may improve your quality of life greatly.
The dental stabilisation procedure does require surgery as you will need to have permanent implants secured into your jaw that will hold your dentures in place. The implants are placed into your jaw and allowed to heal and integrate with the bone and gum tissues. After your implants have healed from the surgery, your dentures will be fixed over the top of your implants and secured using a specialist fixture.
What this means for you is that you will still be able to remove your dentures for cleaning, but once secured back in your mouth, you can go about your day safe in the knowledge that your dentures will stay put with no risk of slipping or moving around.
Having denture stabilisation done can be very freeing. You will no longer have to worry about taking your teeth out at night, or worrying about them moving around as you eat and drink. This can be a great boost to your self confidence and you will be able to smile knowing that your teeth look natural and are completely secure. This procedure also means you will experience less irritation to your gums so your dentures will be much more comfortable to wear.