Stay still! How to get obedient dentures in Richmond

If you are a denture wearer, you probably know how dentures are a bit like supermarket trolleys: they seem to develop a mind of their own after a few years use. Where once your dentures did as they were told, stayed put, chewed your food, and smiled when you smiled, now they seem to want to be centre stage at the most inappropriate moments.

Dentures in RichmondWe may write about the problem of wobbly dentures lightly here, but at Sheen Dental Implants we know that it’s no laughing matter. Having dentures in Richmond that don’t fit and slide around in your mouth can be very distressing indeed. Fortunately, we also know a great way to get your dentures in Richmond back under control, and more effective at their job than they have ever been.

Chewing power

The problem with dentures, no matter how well they fit, is that they rely on adherence to the gums to stay in place. Even at their best, dentures can only offer about 25% of the chewing power of natural teeth. Combine that with certain foods, such as rice, getting under the plate and that’s a lot of things off the menu.

These issues are compounded by the fact that as time goes on, dentures become looser, owing to the way the gums and jawbone both shrink back without the stimulation of the tooth roots to keep them renewing their cells. Denture adhesive is a messy and not very effective way of keeping them in place. We know a better way.

Dental implants to the rescue

Did you know you can use dental implants to secure your dentures? In Richmond, it takes 2-6 implants per jaw to keep dentures in place. At Sheen Dental Implants, we can even customise your dentures so that you don’t have to invest in a new pair.

You can also choose whether you want to continue to remove your dentures for cleaning or whether you would like them permanently fixed in place.

Why not come in for a consultation and see how we can make life with dentures in Richmond so much better?

Have you been told you can’t have dental implants in Richmond?

Whether or not you are a suitable candidate for dental implants in Richmond depends very much on the state of your jawbone. The pressures created during biting and chewing are very powerful, up to 97kg or 200lbs. You will know how powerful the jaws can be if you have ever accidentally bitten your tongue or the inside of your cheek.

Dental Implants RichmondThe teeth are held in place by fibres that link them to the surrounding bone. Dental implants are held in place by the new bone tissue that grows tightly around them. But, like putting a screw into too thin plasterboard and then hanging a heavy mirror on it, you have to be sure there is enough strong, dense jawbone there to accommodate the implants.

People who have been missing teeth for a while, have suffered with advanced gum disease or have been long-term smokers often do not have enough bone material to support dental implants. In Richmond, at Sheen Dental Implants, we offer various treatments that can help solve this problem and give people access to the gold standard of tooth replacement.

Bone grafts

We take bone from elsewhere in your body, or use synthetic bone crystals, and put them into the area of the jaw where the implants are going. We either do this before or during implant surgery. Over time, the new bone material will mesh seamlessly with the bone already present and provide a firm base for the implants. In the upper jaw, we put the grafts into the sinus cavity, and this is called a sinus graft.

Bone expansion

The jaw shrinks when it no longer has tooth roots in it to stimulate bone cell renewal. If it is too thin to support dental implants, we can expand it carefully with a series of instruments, before filling the hole with bone graft material and putting in an implant.

If you have been told your jawbone can’t take dental implants, come and have a consultation. Times move on and what was once impossible might now be possible. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit before we can treat you.

Don’t miss out with dental implants in Richmond

When you lose a tooth or a few, you may start to find that you’re missing out on some of life’s simple pleasures. Your smile that you once didn’t even think twice about showing off, now may be a source of embarrassment due to unsightly gaps where your teeth once lived. A meal out with friends may no longer be something to look forward to, as you worry over whether you can chew half the items on the menu.

Dental Implants in RichmondSo, what is the best solution to restore your smile and full function to your teeth after tooth loss? Dental implants, by a mile. At Sheen Dental Implants we provide patients who have experienced tooth loss with dental implants in Richmond, so that they can enjoy the great life benefits. Let’s take a look at a few of the big ones.

Food, glorious food

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed directly into the jawbone. Here they encourage new bone and blood vessels to grow around them, providing an unrivalled level of stability when it comes to tooth restorations. Custom-made replacement teeth are then firmly secured on top, with the end result being a level of chewing power equivalent to natural teeth. This means you can bite into whatever foods you’d like, from crunchy apples to tough steaks, without the worry that your replacement teeth will slip about.

Smiles all round

Dental implants both look and feel natural. They are in fact the closest approximation to real teeth, replacing both the root and the crown. This means onlookers won’t be able to tell your real teeth from your fake ones, so you can smile with confidence once more.

Lifelong peace of mind

Dentures need replacing every 3-8 years. This is because the don’t replace the missing tooth roots, which causes the underlying jawbone to deteriorate, the face to change shape and ultimately the dentures to start to loosen and become uncomfortable. Dental implants protect the jawbone and with a good dental hygiene routine at home and regular dental check-ups, they can last a lifetime.

With so much to gain, why not call us to book your consultation for dental implants in Richmond?

Greater security for your dentures in Richmond

Many dental treatments are something of a journey that you have to take to get the results you want. When you experience tooth loss, it often takes a bit of time to complete the restorations that will support your life. At Sheen Dental Implants, we can support you with innovative solutions during this kind of life-changing treatment. We want a tooth replacement method like dentures in Richmond to enhance your life, so we offer our skills and experience to help you get the treatment you want and adapt to your new equipment.

Dentures in RichmondWhen you get dentures, your dentist will talk to you about the various benefits and challenges. You may recognise some of those discussed below. Keep reading though and you’ll see how Sheen Dental Implants can improve your experience of dentures in Richmond.


Once you have a denture, it takes time, patience and practice to fully adapt to using it. To begin with, you may feel like your mouth is a bit full or your dentures are too big. This is normal, and the sensations will fade as you get used to your new equipment.

It’s also common for people to feel like their dentures are a little insecure and could slip out. This is because it takes a little time for the jaw to get used to the slight grip that you need to apply to dentures. It should not be an uncomfortable clench, but it does take a little pressure that you do not need with natural teeth. If you find this tricky, you can use a dental adhesive at first. Over time, you should not need to do this very often.

How can Sheen Dental implants improve your experience?

At Sheen Dental Implants, we can offer you an even better solution. We work with people with existing dentures in Richmond to offer them more security using dental implants. Using implants to anchor your dentures removes the need for any special techniques, adhesives or worries. We can assess the conditions in your mouth and decide if this is the solution you have been looking for if you get in touch with us today.

Healthier you with dental implants in Richmond

Self-care is a skill that many people are neglecting in the modern world. Somehow, taking time out to look after yourself has come to be seen as a waste of time. Spending time and energy on self-improvement is well worth the investment if you choose the right kind of assistance. Some dental treatments, like dental implants in Richmond for example, offer patients more than a single benefit. They have a knock-on effect across their life and health that makes the whole process worthwhile.

Dental Implants in RichmondIf you have a dental issue like missing teeth, you can talk to us at Sheen Dental Implants. We can help you gain the knowledge you need to feel motivated about getting your teeth replaced. Part of this will focus on the benefits you will experience once your dental implants in Richmond are in place. We will also talk in-depth about the procedure itself, so you are prepared, and we can address any concerns you might have.

Dental health

There are several problems that you are likely to experience if you do not have the gaps in your smile filled. Tooth sockets are more prone to infection than other areas. It’s also harder to keep an incomplete set of teeth clean. Poor oral hygiene can cause any number of issues further down the line and lead to more tooth loss. Finally, you may think that once you have a gap, that’s it and it won’t affect the surrounding teeth. On the contrary, the teeth either side of any gaps can slowly begin to drift into the empty spaces. This can affect your bite and the overall appearance of your smile.

Getting dental implants in Richmond halts and reverses the trouble caused by missing teeth.

Psychological health

You will derive more from your dental implants than the physical repair of your smile. You will feel the boost in confidence that comes with knowing that your teeth look great again. Some people restrict their lives when they have missing teeth for practical reasons as well as psychological ones like low self-esteem. These issues fade away once dental implants are in place. We look forward to assisting you with this at Sheen Dental Implants.

A new-found freedom

People have always lost teeth. For millennia, mankind has been on a quest to replace them in order be able to eat and speak properly again. Archaeologists have found human remains of people with denture-like fixtures in their mouths that go back to the Etruscans in 700BC. But even though humans have been wearing dentures ever since, it is only in the last couple of decades that we have found a way to stop them wobbling about in our mouths or popping out entirely at the most inappropriate moments. Now you can get your dentures in Richmond stabilised by fixing them to dental implants.

Dentures in RichmondAt Sheen Dental Implants, giving people implant-retained dentures in Richmond gives us a great deal of pleasure. We get to see people who have put up with the hassle, inconvenience and downright embarrassment of dentures that won’t behave themselves rediscover the pleasures of eating what they like and laughing without worrying about dentures sliding around or falling out.

How we stabilise your dentures in Richmond

You come to us and we can customise your current dentures, or you can get a new set made. We add special fixtures to the undersides of them and these attach to the dental implants.

We put 2-6 dental implants into your jaws. This involves minor oral surgery that can easily be performed under a local anaesthetic as there are far fewer nerve endings in the jaw than in the teeth. We cut a flap in the gum and carefully drill an artificial socket into the bone into which we screw an implant. Sometimes we can also use mini implants that go straight through the gum.

We leave the implants to fuse with the bone. This can take several weeks to a few months and is a vital part of the process. After that we can attach your dentures to the implants.

You can still take your dentures out to clean them and to rest your gums at night, but you will find you can eat what you want and have your freedom back when it comes to talking and laughing.

Gaps to be filled

Small changes can make a big difference. Losing a single tooth can leave you with a gap in both your life and your smile. It might be that eating hard food is causing you pain or losing your tooth has had an impact on your speech. Over time, the missing tooth can even affect the remaining teeth, causing them to shift and topple into the gaps. Tooth loss is a vicious circle and you might want to stop it from spiralling out of control by getting dental implants in Richmond.

Dental Implants in RichmondAt Sheen Dental Implants, our dentists are in the know about the anxieties that individual patients may have before treatment. In Richmond, dental implants are a safe and viable answer to the dreaded question of tooth loss. It’s hard to anticipate the loss of a tooth, but it’s good to know where you can go and what can be done.

Just like the real thing

Dental implants are small titanium screws that serve as artificial roots. If you lose a single tooth, you will have a single implant. If you lose several teeth, two or more implants will be fitted into your jawbone, depending on what you require. Once the implant has integrated with your jawbone, it secures the natural-looking replacement. These replacement teeth are created just for you by dental technicians, made to match the colour of your remaining teeth and restore your smile. Others will find it hard to notice the difference between your natural teeth and the dental implants.

If you are feeling especially nervous about having dental implants in Richmond, talking about your concerns can be a big help. Our dentists at Sheen Dental Implants will welcome you into a calm and sympathetic environment, so you can feel as relaxed as possible. One of our dentists can talk you through the treatment and even discuss sedation if you are especially concerned about the pain. That way, your nerves can be eased a little more. Although treatment can cause some discomfort, it soon goes away. Then you can get on with the smiling and laughing you might have missed out on for a little while.

Tackling teeth

Comfort complements confidence. It means feeling calm and relaxed without the concerns that can chip at your self-esteem. So when you’re almost there with your smile, but the consequences of missing teeth are still affecting your comfort, something should be done for the oral health and aesthetics of your teeth.

Dentures in RichmondIn Richmond, dentures no longer have to be loose and inconvenient. Losing your teeth can be hard to accept, but it’s even harder when those discomforts serve as constant reminders. It might be that you’ve already gone as far as replacing your teeth with dentures, but they have become loose and irritating. It’s not ideal to be midway through a conversation or dinner and have to worry about your replacement teeth falling out. They should feel just as natural as the ones you lost, which is why dentures in Richmond are being secured to dental implants.

Comfortable and confident smiles

At Sheen Dental Implants, we like our patients to feel happy with their teeth. This means feeling comfortable enough to smile and laugh with friends and family, to eat what you like when you go out for dinner and to speak without feeling self-conscious.

Having the treatment explained to you can help to lessen the nerves. To see if the treatment is right for you, you can visit one of our dentists at Sheen Dental Implants, where you will be welcomed into a calm and friendly environment. This consultation is for you to voice any concerns you may have to your dentist, and they will then thoroughly examine both your teeth and your medial history.

The procedure

If you are considering dentures in Richmond, these natural-looking replacements are sturdy and secure when attached to dental implants. The procedure itself involves placing 2-6 small titanium screws into the jawbone. The implants are left to fuse and integrate with the jawbone over time, until they have healed enough for your dentures to be fixed on top of them.

Having implant-retained dentures makes them more stable during the day, though you can take still take them out for cleaning. In Richmond, dentures are just as important for your oral health as they are for a long-term, confident smile.

Restore your dental capabilities

Losing a tooth can change your life. It feels strange at first, and can soon become a nagging cosmetic issue. The loss of several teeth can cause long-term oral health and hygiene difficulties. At Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, dental implants provide an effective and long-lasting solution to the problems associated with missing teeth.

Our treatment draws on a wealth of knowledge and experience, leaving you with new teeth that look natural and are fully integrated with your jawbone. Provided you care for them properly, they’ll remain in your mouth for decades.

Dental Implants in RichmondHow to receive dental implants in Richmond

We’re always happy to talk to you about dental implants in Richmond at our contemporary and comfortable practice. At your initial consultation, we can make sure you have sufficient jawbone density, as well as good enough oral health, to receive the implants. There might be a bit of preliminary work for us to do, to bring you up to a suitable standard.

Then there’ll be some minor surgery, during which we place small titanium posts into your jawbone. After a rest, you’ll return to our practice to have the new, customised teeth attached to the posts.

Benefits to your oral health

Dental implants in Richmond can improve your oral health in several ways:

  • The jawbone securely meshes with the implanted titanium, resulting in a strong base for your new teeth. You can bite into and chew your food just like you did with your natural teeth;
  • The new teeth are easy to care for. They stay in your mouth, so there’s no messing about with adhesives or clips;
  • You’ll maintain the integrity of the bone structure beneath your face, and thus avoid the sunken look that can develop after long-term tooth loss;
  • Your smile will be much improved;
  • You might find some words easier to pronounce.

An easier future

It could take a few months to receive your dental implants in Richmond. However, the oral health benefits will last for many years after the treatment is finished. These improvements can add up to a real boost in your overall experience of life.

Options for better denture use

If you have missing teeth, there are a number of ways that we can help you fill the gaps at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond. Dentures are a trusted tooth replacement method that you can consider.

Why do people choose dentures

Dentures in RichmondWith so many options for tooth replacement in the dental industry today, why do so many people still choose dentures? They are used to replace whole sets of teeth or a partial denture can fill just a few gaps. They allow someone to eat the foods they like, albeit often with the use of some adaptive techniques. They also support the shape of the face. Dentures in Richmond are simple to fit and are usually cheaper than many of the other available options.

Some people wear dentures because they have done so for many years. This does not mean that they cannot improve their experience of their tooth replacement method using some of the methods suggested here.

What are the options for more secure dentures?

These are just some of the ways that you can have a more secure experience of dentures in Richmond:

  • A dental adhesive – some people argue that, if the dentures fit as they should do, dental adhesive should be redundant. However, at Sheen Dental Implants, we think that, if using a dental adhesive makes you feel more secure, you should use whatever method works for you. We can recommend various methods and techniques;
  • A better fit – that being said, if you talk to your dentist about using a dental adhesive, they will also explore the option of reshaping or replacing your dentures so that they feel more secure without support. Long term use of dental adhesive can, in some cases, affect the motion of the jaw;
  • Implant-retained dentures – this is a relatively new solution that can be offered to many denture wearers even if they have had dentures for a long time. This is where dental implants are inserted into your upper and/or lower jawbone and these are used as anchor points for a specially made set of dentures. This offers greater security, a stronger bite pressure and, in many cases, a healthier jawbone that is less prone to deterioration.