People who have lost many teeth due to an accident, tooth decay or simply old age, tend to choose false teeth to replace them, because they are considerably less costly than dental implants. However, removable dentures become loose over time because it is almost impossible to achieve a lasting good fit. Not only does the mouth change, but also the jawbone shrinks and causes dentures to become wobbly and hurt the soft tissue in the mouth.
Nowadays, all of these problems can be fixed with dental implants in South Yorkshire. Dental implants are a viable solution to support dentures, providing a comfortable, secure and natural-looking result. Instead of being supported directly on the gums, implant-supported dentures are securely fastened on a number of dental implants, which are embedded into the jawbone at an angle for maximum retention. This method, available in selected practices in South Yorkshire including PDC Dental Implants, is steadily growing in popularity among patients, because it costs less than full dental implants.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
As their name suggests, implant-supported dentures are supported by and attached to a few dental implants (from 2-4). They can be used to replace teeth in both jaws, but they are most stable in the lower jaw. The dental implants used for this treatment are different from regular dental implants in South Yorkshire. These have special clip-ons and fixtures on their surfaces to allow patients secure their dentures sturdily in the mouth every time they want to use them. Moreover, dental implants used for supporting dentures are usually placed at an angle to achieve the best support possible.
Unlike regular dentures that gradually ‘eat away’ the bone tissue in the jawbone, implant-supported dentures apply pressure to the jawbone and encourage its preservation.
Implant-supported dentures are usually removable, but sometimes they can also be fixed to the mouth.
Who is An Ideal Candidate for This Treatment?
Jawbone quality and density is not a decisive factor when it comes to implant-supported dentures, because the implants used for this procedure are attached into the jawbone in a more superficial way. However, patients should be in good health to receive this treatment.