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Are My Dentures Failing?

Do your dentures feel loose? Are your gums sore? Have you noticed it is affecting your daily life with tasks such as eating and talking.

If you answer yes to all of the above questions, your dentures may be failing and you may require a new set. It is common to expect over a period of time for your dentures to suffer wear and tear. It is natural to expect that over a period of time they may not be in as good as a condition as they were when you first had them, as they are either made out of a plastic acrylic or cobalt metal material, which can naturally be affected over time. How fast they degrade or change can be influenced by how you look after them and if you regularly clean them as well (false teeth also need regular cleaning!).

The other thing that can happen over a period of time is your mouth changes. When you have lost teeth it is also natural for you yo lose bone density and for the gums and bone in the mouth to change shape. Due to this, your once well fitted denture may start to have problems and could require a denture reline. This is when the base of the denture is taken and relined to your mouth, making it comfortable and well fitting again.

Having a denture is all about how close, precise and custom made the denture is to your mouth. So any changes in your mouth could drastically change how your denture acts in your mouth.

If you would like to find out what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.

How Will Dental Implants Stabilise My Teeth?

If you have lost your teeth and are looking for a more stable and secure option, then implant retained dentures may be ideal for you.

We are able to custom make dentures for your mouth that are then used to be held in place securely by dental implants. We work with local implant dentists who are able to place the implant into your mouth.

How Do Implants Work

Implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. Your natural teeth are really made up of two parts, the roots (hidden in your bone) and the crowns (visible part of tooth).

Traditional dentures are made to sit on tops of your gums and are only held in place by the precise fit between gum ridges and denture (causing a suction to hold them in place). Ill fitting dentures will not have a good suction and can therefore not be very stable.

If you went down the implants route, the implants will effectively act as if they were the new roots of your teeth. They are placed at bone level of your jaw and will then be used to anchor in the dentures. The implants have special abutments which are used to secure in your denture.

Once you have had your treatment you will be able to regain the same quality of life that you had previously enjoyed with your natural teeth. You won’t need to be embarrassed about your teeth or worried that they may accidentally fall out while you are eating or talking.

If you are interested in finding out what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

Best Way To Keep Dentures In Place?

If you have Dentures and your not 100% happy with the stability or security of them, you may be considering other alternatives.

One such way is through implant retained dentures. These are most commonly known as “Overdentures”. Dentures are traditionally a removable way to replace missing teeth. One of the most modern and exciting ways to replace missing teeth is through the use of implants. We are clinical dental technicians who make dentures, but we also work with local dentists who can place the implants, and then we fit the overdentures on top.

How the implants work is by being placed at bone level of your jaw. The dentist will asses the potential site of the implant to ensure there is adequate good quality bone for the implant to be successfully placed. These implants will then act as anchors/roots for the dentures to be fitted on top. Depending on your exact case, the number of implants needed will vary from patient to patient, and the implant dentist you use will advise.

The denture is then made to fit on top of these implants, and will be securely held in place. One of the main benefits with this type of treatment is the fact that your teeth will be securely held in and you won’t have to worry about them falling out in public.

If you would like to find out more information, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.

What Are Implant Retained Dentures?

Implant retained dentures are a way to securely replace missing teeth. The dentures are made to fit on top of the implants that the dentist has placed. We work closely with an implant dentist who will safely and carefully place the implants into your jawbone.

Why Have Implants?

If you have lost your teeth and would like the closest thing to natural teeth, in terms of aesthetics and functionality, then an implant retained denture will meet your needs. The implants will act as the roots of your new teeth, where the restoration will be the visible parts of your teeth that are then securely fitted on top. The implants will fuse with your jawbone and will offer the stability you require.

Traditional dentures are made to fit on the ridges of your bone for a snug and comfortable fit. The one downside of this method is that it will never be as secure as fixed option (such as an implant retained denture).

We make all of our dentures to be custom for each individual. We will take our time to asses your case and examine your needs.

Free Consultations

The first step for an Implant retained denture is to book in for a free consultation. At the consultation we will discuss with you your aims and goals to identify what the most suitable treatment for you will be.

We will look at what you currently have and what options will be the most suitable for you. If you are looking for a secured option (through implants) we will co-odinate with an implants dentist to formulate a treatment plan that will meet your needs. To find out more information, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

Best Ways To Keep Dentures In Place

Getting a denture can be a big decision to make. Deciding on what type of denture you want, and what type of material is used, and how the denture is fitted.

The most common ways to fit a denture is when they are held in place by being a snug and comfortable fit on your bone ridges. All of our dentures are custom made based on the measurements and impressions taken from your mouth. When a denture is made with key precision and accuracy, they will make for a better fitting denture that will not only be comfortable, but also more functional too. These types of dentures will be more secure than an ill fitting denture.

How Are These Held In Place

This method secures the denture in place by the contact that is made between your bone ridges and the denture. It creates a sort of vacuum suction which will in turn hold them in place. This is not a permanent secure method as the dentures will be removable (for cleaning and storing in water overnight). Overtime it is natural for your mouth to change, which is known as bone resorption. This means the bone can fade away, meaning the once well fitted denture is not as well fitting. This can be a simple case of taking your denture and relining the bottom to fit again.

If you are looking for a more stable solution, then an implant retained denture may be an ideal solution for you. This is when we work with a dentist, who will place the implants into your jawbone, and we will then make the denture, that is fitted on top (also known as overdentures).

If you would like to explore your options in more detail, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.