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.
We 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.
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?