Secure dentures with mini-implants from Surbiton dentist
Dental implants are one of the most popular ways of restoring the appearance of missing teeth. By implanting a small titanium screw directly into the jaw, your dentist can create a solid base for an artificial tooth that both looks and feels exactly like a real tooth. Dental implants are becoming more and more popular with patients all across the UK keen to restore their smiles or replace previous dental substitutions, which have become old or loose.
It is also now possible to have a series of mini implants, usually about five, right along the gum line to act as a base for a full set of dentures. Many people who have lost most or all of their teeth resort to wearing dentures for both the aesthetic and functional benefits but they can often feel loose and uncomfortable. Loose dentures can even be the source of great anxiety for some people who are concerned they may fall out at precisely the wrong time. Many denture wearers use denture adhesive gels or strips to secure their dentures, which while effective, can also be messy and an unnecessary hassle. It can also prohibit the eating of certain foods.
Just as dental implants are changing the way we think about teeth replacements, mini-implants are revolutionising the way people see dentures. Small clips can be fixed into your existing dentures so that they can clip on and off to the mini-implants with ease. This means your dentures are secure when you want them to be, but can also be easily removed.
Surbiton dentists are receiving more enquiries about mini-implants as word spreads about how they can offer a worry-free denture experience. Surgery to fit mini-implants is fairly straightforward, providing the gums are in a good condition. Find out from your dentist if mini-implants are suitable for you.