If you’ve been soldiering on with loose dentures for years, dental implants could be the answer to your prayers. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, we use the renowned German implant system Ankylos, which has an excellent reputation for enabling implant surgeons to stabilise dentures, or alternatively replace them with an implant-retained bridge.
Why dentures become loose
Dentures have been used as standard treatment for missing teeth for centuries. Whilst the modern versions are more comfortable, durable, and realistic in terms of appearance and action than ever before, they do still have a tendency to become loose over time. This puzzles many patients whose false teeth once fitted well, and they find themselves making frequent visits to their dentist to have their dentures adjusted.
One of the main reasons that this happens is that dentures only replace the crown parts of missing teeth. With nothing to replace the roots, the jaw bone starts to resorb (shrink), leading to your dentures becoming loose. Because they are artificial tooth roots, dental implants help to avoid this problem.
Anyone interested in solving their denture problems with the help of dental implants is invited to join us for a consultation with award-winning implant dentist Duncan here at our Leicester clinic.
The placement of dental implants involves minor oral surgery, carried out here at our modern and fully-equipped Leicester dental practice. Most people only need local anaesthesia, although treatment under sedation is also possible.
The good news is that you won’t need as many dental implants as teeth. Implant placement is intricately planned so that the minimum number of implants can support the maximum number of teeth. For denture stabilisation and for bridge placement, your dentist will commonly place between four and eight implants in each jaw.