No more loose dentures with mini-implants from City of London dentists
Dentures are the perfect way to replace teeth that have been lost to decay or physical trauma. Not only do they replace the aesthetic appearance of the teeth but they also support facial tissue and prevent unseemly sagging of the skin. But dentures can have their problems, as many wearers find. They can often become loose around the gums and fall out at embarrassing moments. This can cause a great deal of anxiety for some denture wearers who don’t want others to know they wear them. It can also cause problems when it comes to eating certain foods, which can become next to impossible in some cases.
This often leads many denture wearers to use denture adhesive strips and gels which secure the dentures in place. Denture adhesives are effective but they can be messy and still cause problems when it comes to eating certain foods. They are also an extra hassle that can be time consuming. But there is another answer to keeping your dentures secure in the mouth. Mini-implants are small titanium screws that are anchored directly into the jawbone. Fitted with small clips, dentures can be modified so that they can snap on and off to the implants, holding them firmly in place without the need for other adhesive substances. The dentures can simply be snapped out of the clips when it is time for cleaning or when sleeping.
Mini-implants are a smaller variation of the implants used to replace individual teeth and involve the same procedure to put them in place. The screws are drilled into the jaw, providing it is in a good enough condition, and then left to fuse with the bone and tissue to become firm. Five mini-implants are usually needed to secure one set of dentures. City of London dentists can give you more information about mini-implants and assess whether you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.