As we grow older, or due to accidental damage, we may need ‘false teeth’, otherwise known as dentures. These are designed to help with oral function, as well as support facial proportions – drastically improving your appearance overall.
However, if you have loose or ill-fitting dentures, difficulties with day-to-day activities can arise. From interrupted speech and problems with chewing, to gum irritation and bone tissue shrinkage. Thanks to the advances in dentistry technology, denture stabilisation offers a permanent solution to patients.
How does it work
Dental stabilisation works by inserting mini or full dental implants into or above the jawbone for removable or fixed dentures.
Endosteal implants (retained implants), act as an artificial root surgically implanted into the jawbone and are attached to the denture, keeping it fixed in place.
On the other hand, subperiosteal implants involves a metal frame being placed on top of the jawbone, under the gum. Once healed, the dentures or artificial teeth can be secured via the frame’s attachments.
There are also other methods to help stabilise dentures, including stabilization bars, custom attachments, friction attachments (syncone), click attachments (locators) implants or oral surgery to increase the size of the edentulous ridge of the palate.
The benefits of denture stabilisation
- A healthier, natural-looking smile
- No need for denture adhesives
- Immovable false teeth
- Easier to clean and maintain
- Talk and eat naturally
Book an appointment
If your dentures are feeling uncomfortable, then speak to the denture experts at Ten Dental + Facial, where we offer first-rate denture stabilisation treatment options with our Clinical Dental Technician in Clapham, Balham and Wandsworth.