There are many different tasks that dental implants in Southampton can achieve. They can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. They can also be used to anchor orthodontic work in complex cases. Many people also use them to anchor dentures to give them a more stable solution to the one that they already have.
Denture stabilisation is something Smilemakers Dental Implant Clinic can offer you if you are considering supporting your dentures with dental implants in Southampton.
How does it work?
There are some common issues with dentures that people report to their dentist all the time. These include:
- Slippage – this is where the dentures move around in a way that feels insecure or like they are going to come out. Some people experience this when they make more vigorous motions like sneezing or laughing
- Soreness – this is a result of dentures moving around and repeatedly rubbing in certain spots
- Poor bite pressure – studies have shown that dentures can only apply about 20-25% of the bite pressure of natural teeth
- Food issues – people with dentures often have to make food choices based on their ability to dentally process the food. When they do choose something crunchy or chewy, they may need to chop it up in certain ways, so they can eat it with the back teeth as most dentures are not stable enough for tearing or biting.
Dentures that are stabilised with dental implants in Southampton manage to make a difference in all these situations. At Smilemakers Dental Implant Clinic, we can offer you different levels of stability using two or more implants. This prevents slippage and soreness. You will experience a much higher bite pressure with implant-retained dentures – up to 50% more, which expands your range of food choices again. You will be able to bite into and tear certain foods that you may not have been able to with standard dentures.
Implant-retained dentures are an excellent option for those who want a halfway-house between full dental implants and normal dentures. This might be for budget reasons or because there is limited material in the jawbone to support dental implants. We can discuss the pros and cons with you at Smilemakers Dental Implant Clinic.