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Dental Implants

Stable dentures with dental implants in South Yorkshire

Dental ImplantsLong-term denture wearers notice that over time, their dentures start to move around, not fit as well and lack general stability and retention. Some patients put up with these side-effects because dentures are much cheaper compared to long-term tooth replacement options such as dental implants. Luckily, dentistry has come a long way and nowadays dental implants are used to help retain dentures in place.

Denture stabilisation with dental implants in South Yorkshire is a treatment that requires training and skill and is offered by experienced dentists, including PDC Dental Implants. The treatment involves the placement of two or more dental implants into the jawbone to help retain an loose denture in place. Denture stabilisation is more affordable than implant treatment and in most cases, it can be completed in one visit to the dentist.

Dental implants

Dental implants are perhaps the most advantageous solution to missing teeth. These small titanium posts are surgically embedded into the jawbone and act as replacements for the missing tooth roots. Dental implants are ideal for patients who have lost their teeth as a result of trauma or injury, decay or the ageing process. Dental implants in South Yorkshire can have an overall positive effect on patients, improving their confidence as well as the function and aesthetics of their smile.

What is denture stabilisation?

Denture stabilisation is a safe and simple procedure that uses a few (up to four) dental implants attached to the jawbone to anchor a set of dentures, giving stability and helping to prevent further recession of the bone. After a period of healing a connector is placed on the dental implants with a corresponding retentive mechanism in the denture to locate and retain the denture in place. These retainers wear out over time so have to be replaced every few years.

Unlike regular implants, these implants are smaller and are placed at an angle for better stability and increased comfort. Denture stabilisation with dental implants is a popular alternative for patients who do not wish to replace their missing teeth with a full set of dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are a great option for making dentures more comfortable and functional – just like regular teeth.