Long-term denture wearers find that their jawbone changes shape over time and this can cause their false teeth to become loose or ill-fitting. The most common cause behind loose-fitting dentures is a process known as bone resorption, where the gums begin to shrink due to them no longer needing to hold your teeth firmly in place. Unlike dental implants, which replace the roots of your missing teeth, conventional dentures simply sit on the gums without interacting with the jawbone.
The cost of dental implants can be prohibitive for many patients. However, you can now enjoy the benefits of dental implants without having to pay an arm and a leg. At Ace Dental, we offer denture stabilisation with dental implants in Camden, an innovative treatment that allows you to regain your oral function quickly and effectively.
What is denture stabilisation?
Denture stabilisation is much like a regular dental implant treatment, beginning with the surgical placement of dental implants (usually four) in your jawbone. These implants are usually smaller than regular implants and are placed at an angle for maximum retention.
Once the implants have had time to integrate with the bone and surrounding tissues, your dentures are placed clipped on top of them. This means your dentures can still be removed for cleaning, but will stay put, once clipped into place.
The procedure to insert the implants is very straightforward, as they are simply screwed in position. Mini dental implants can often be immediately ‘loaded’, which means dentures can be stabilised the same day as implant surgery.
Implant-supported dentures have many benefits compared to conventional dentures. Dental implants help the dentures stay firmly in place and restore maximum chewing efficiency. This treatment allows patients to break free from using denture adhesives every day, and can prevent dentures from causing sores and pain. Patients can eat, chew and bite without their dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of their lives.Back to Blog