What’s The Best Way To Keep Dentures In Place?

When you have lost your teeth and you are in need of a way to replace them, there are a number of factors that you will need to consider:

1. How Will They Look?

First and foremost, how your teeth look are very important. The aesthetics of replacing teeth need to be taken into account. We make all of our dentures to look and act as if they were your natural teeth. We want your new smile to be natural and beautiful.

2. Are They Comfortable

As well as looking the part, they need to also feel comfortable. Our dentures are custom made to fit your individual’s requirements. Everyone’ mouth is different. How they lost there teeth and how long they have all been missing for can vary. Each slight millimetre and dimension in the mouth can make a huge difference in how comfortable a denture will be. We will make the denture to be precise and snug for extreme comfort.

3. Will They Be Secure?

When we get to this stage you will of had a denture that is not only natural and beautiful looking, but also comfortable. Traditional dentures will stay in place from the suction of sitting on the bone ridges in the mouth. These are a removable option which over time, can start to feel loose as your mouth changes (which is natural). If you had a partial denture it may be possible to offer some stability through the use of precision attachments, which can be secured via adjacent teeth. The gold standard way of stabilising dentures is via implants. These are titanium pegs that are surgically placed by a dentist into your jawbone. The denture is then fitted on top and securely held in place.

To find out what options are available to you, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

Why Stabilise Dentures?

Stabilising dentures is a way of improving the way your dentures are held in place, so you can enjoy every day life without having to worry about the way you eat and talk.

How Are Standard Dentures Held In Place?

When you have decided to go down the route of getting dentures, one of the first and most common questions we here is, how will the dentures be held in place?

When we make dentures, they are custom hand made teeth replacement devices that are specially tailored to your individual needs. What this means is, your new set of teeth will only fit your mouth, and they will be more comfortable and functional. When you have a denture that hasn’t been made for your exact measurements, it can be very uncomfortable and feel loose – which in turn has drastic effects on your quality of life (eating, talking, socialising etc).

Standard dentures are made to be held in place by the ridges in your mouth. The more snug and close the fit, the better they will be held in place and feel. By placing the dentures in your mouth a vacuum connection will be formed between the denture and your gum ridges, which will hold the denture in place. This is a removable option so the denture can be removed for cleaning. (please note over time it is natural for bone loss to resorp, meaning the denture will need relining to continue to be a snug and comfortable fit).

Partial Denture Stabilisation

If you have partial dentures it is possible to add further stabilisation through the use of precision attachments, which can be used in conjunction with your remaining teeth.

Implant Retained Dentures

What is considered one of the gold standard ways to stabilise a denture is through the use of dental implants. These are titanium or ceramic pegs that are surgically placed by an implant dentist, which the denture is then securely fitted on top after the healing phase. The implants will anchor in place the place and will give you the highest level of stability with tooth replacement.

To find out what treatment is best for you, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free denture assessment.

Denture Relines in Birmingham

Denture relines are a way to make your uncomfortable and ill-fitting denture once again comfortable and well fitted.

Why Does My Denture Become Loose?

When you have lost your teeth and you opt for a denture teeth replacement option, it is important to understand that the effects of having no teeth will have on your jaw bone. Over time your jaw bone will deteriorate due to bone resorption. The rate at which this will affect you will vary from person to person.

Custom Made Dentures

All of our dentures are custom made to fit the patients exact measurements of their mouth, ensuring that the denture feels very comfortable and snug, which will function more like their natural teeth. Wearing a denture will help to some extent stabilise the region but it won’t stop the natural effect of bone resorption. So the denture wearer over time may start to notice that their once well fitted denture is now starting to feel loose.

Do Not Panic!

This isn’t a major issue as all it means is that the denture may be due for a reline which will reline the bottom of the denture to fit the new measurements.

Stabilised Dentures

We understand that some patients may be more interested in an option that provides a more stabilised result and can help to stabilise the jaw region further, as well as promote health bone growth. This treatment is known as implant retained dentures (or overdentures).

The denture will be fitted on top of dental implants (carried out by a dentist) which will be placed in your jawbone. These will anchor in the denture on top allowing for a fixed and secure option. As previously mentioned, one of the main benefits associated with this treatment is the fact it can help combat the affects of bone resorption.

Free Denture Assessments

If you are unhappy with your current denture, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free denture assessment today!

What is Bone Resorption?

Bone resorption is the process that occurs in your mouth when you have lost a tooth, or a tooth has been extracted. The area of the missing tooth will then start to experience bone resorption. In essence, this is when the bone will start to fade away and die. The main problem associated with this is the effect it can have on any remaining teeth you have or if you are a denture wearer. Your remaining teeth can start to become loose and eventually fall out in the worst case scenarios. If you have no teeth and you are wearing a denture, the affects can cause your once well fitted and snug denture to become loose and ill-fitting. In these cases, a denture reline may be required to ensure you can once again enjoy your denture.

Bone resorption

How Quickly Does Bone Resorption Affect Me?

There is no straight answer for this as there are a number of factors that can affect the speed of bone resorption. The affects will vary from person to person – The longer you have had missing teeth though, the worse it can be, especially if you are one day considering getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth (as you will need sufficient bone).

How To Combat The Affects Of Bone Resorption?

Stabilising the jaw is an important aspect to help stop the affects of loosing bone. One of the best ways to do this can be through implant retained dentures. The implants will be placed in the jawbone and will fuse with the jaw, causing the jaw to stabilise. This will in turn hold your new teeth in place, allowing you to enjoy everyday life without having to worry about your teeth falling out at inappropriate times.

If you are in need of new teeth or would like to stabilise your current dentures, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.

Denture Stabilisation Clinic In Birmingham

Dentures are a great way at replacing multiple missing teeth to full sets of missing teeth. Our dentures are custom made to fit the exact measurements of our patients. When you lose all your teeth you will be left with bone ridges which the dentures will be made to fit. By custom making the dentures, we are able to ensure that there is a snug and comfortable connection with the patients jaw, making it a very comfortable and enjoyable way to replace teeth. There is a common misconception with dentures that they will be ill fitting, loose, and uncomfortable. The more precisely made dentures are, they will be a much more enjoyable treatment for the patient and will also last longer too.

How Are Dentures Stabilised?

With modern advances in the dental industry, it is now possible to stabilise dentures for security and stability, and peace of mind as you go about your everyday life.

Depending on your exact case, the type of stabilisation that will be the most suitable for you can vary from patient to patient. If you are only looking to replace a couple of missing teeth, a partial denture could be an ideal treatment which will fit around your existing teeth. To help add a bit of stability, there are precision clasps that can be utilised on the adjacent teeth to where the partial denture is.

If you are looking for a more stable option, implant retained dentures may be ideal for you. This is taking advantage of the most modern techniques in tooth replacement that uses implants in the jaw to then anchor in the restoration. This will offer the patient the aesthetics of new teeth they are looking at, as well as the functionality. You will be able to talk, eat and drink in complete comfort of knowing that your teeth are secure.

Free Denture Assessments

We offer free denture assessments so we can asses your needs in detail and explore which options will be the most suitable for you. Please do not hesitate to call us today and book your appointment.