Dentures

Turn that frown upside down

If you’re about to have dentures fitted or you currently have dentures, you will know they come with compromises. Modern dentures are created to hug your gums securely and they also look like natural teeth, however you have to use fixative to hold dentures in place and you may have to compromise on the foods you eat and how you live your life.

Dentures in RichmondHow would you feel if your dentures could be fixed in place and act exactly as your natural teeth did? This is possible thanks to dental implants, which means the complications you’ve faced, are now a thing of the past with retained dentures. In Richmond, Sheen Dental Implants can perform this simple procedure for you and give you back the full functionality of your natural teeth.

Dentures in Richmond: retained using dental implants

The implants themselves are small titanium screws that are fitted into your jawbone. Your body responds uniquely to titanium, the bone, nerve endings and blood vessels grow around the screw. Not only does this anchor the screw in place, it also ensures the rest of the jawbone remains healthy and strong.

How are they fitted?

This is a minor surgical operation, normally we can do this under local anaesthetic, however we will discuss this with you. During the procedure we will implant between 2-6 implants depending on whether you’re having partial or full retained dentures. You will then need to let the bone grow and fuse with the implant, making it fully secure and fixed in place.

Once your jawbones healed, we will then fix your denture to your implant. You can remove them for cleaning, or they can be fully fitted. We will also make the dentures look as natural as possible, so there will be no discernible difference between your new dentures and your natural teeth.

If you’d like to know more, why not contact us today. Our friendly reception can answer any initial questions and get you booked in for your free consultation. At Sheen Dental in Richmond, Dentures will no longer spell compromise for your lifestyle, instead you can look forward to smiling all day long with confidence.

Get an upgrade for your dentures

Everything today seems to come with the option to upgrade. Upgrade your phone plan, upgrade your TV package, upgrade your aeroplane seat. But what about your dentures? Surely they can’t be upgraded, after all dentures haven’t changed much in years, right? Wrong. Dentures in Richmond have seen a major transformation in the last few decades and that transformation arrived with the advent of dental implants.

Dentures in RichmondAt Sheen Dental Implants, you may have guessed that dental implants are our game (and our name). If you thought dental implants were only for those new kids on the block, in terms of tooth loss, think again. With the use of advanced techniques, we can secure your dentures with dental implants even if you lost your teeth years ago.

The lowdown on implant-secured dentures

Your dentures ordinarily rely on suction to your gums to stay in place. As you are probably only too aware, this often isn’t enough. Over time, you may have found that even your trusty tube of denture adhesive isn’t doing the trick. That could be because your jawbone has deteriorated and gums have receded. This is what happens when the roots of your missing teeth aren’t replaced.

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, which are placed into your jawbone, on top of which your dentures are attached. This means you won’t ever have to worry about your dentures in Richmond ever slipping about again.

The procedure

We’ll place 2-6 dental implants into your jawbone and give them time to fully integrate. Then using a special dental fixture we’ll connect your dentures to your implants. You can have new dentures made up or have your current ones altered to fit onto your implants. If you’d like we can permanently attach your dentures in Richmond, or they can remain removable.

If your jawbone has already deteriorated this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy implant-secured dentures. We can build your jawbone density back up using a bone graft or sinus lift. If your jawbone is not wide enough to support the implants, we can carry out a bone expansion procedure. You may need one or a combination of these procedures before you are ready to receive implants.

Solve the problem of loose dentures in Richmond

Are you a denture wearer? Are you getting a bit sick of your dentures coming loose? Does it seem like no matter how often you get your dentist to reline them, they’re loose again in no time, sliding around in your mouth, embarrassing you and costing you a fortune in not very effective denture adhesive? Would you like to find a way to get your dentures to stay put all day, every day?

Dentures in RichmondYou will be glad to hear that at Sheen Dental Implants, we have a procedure that can anchor your Richmond dentures to your jawbone so that they become more stable and secure than you have ever known them to be. It’s called denture stabilisation. Here’s how it works:

We put between 2-6 dental implants into your jawbone. You will need more on the upper jawbone to deal with gravity. We leave the implants in place for a few months so that they can become one with your jawbone. The bone will grow new tissue all over the implants to fuse them with and hold them in place.

When this has happened, we can then customise your dentures with attachments that will fit onto special connecting attachments that we will screw into your dental implants. Or you can have new dentures made by us.

You can have your denture permanently attached to your implants or you can continue to be able to remove it, give it a good clean and store it overnight so that you can give your gums a rest. It’s your choice.

Come and find out more

If you’d like to find out more about stabilising loose dentures in Richmond, why not come in for a free consultation with our treatment co-ordinator Lisa? She can talk you through the options available and if you want to know more, she can then book you in for a more in-depth consultation with our implant surgeon, Dr Harmit Kalsi.

Harmit has been an examiner with the Royal Collage of Surgeons since 2004. He will make a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw and work out a treatment plan for you.

The taming of the dentures in Richmond

Good dentures fit your gums snugly. They look like your own teeth. The crowns protrude from gums that have all the subtle nuances of colour and shape of natural soft tissues in the mouth. And, of course, they chew well and stay put on your gums.

Dentures in RichmondWith modern denture-making technology, this form of tooth restoration is now so lifelike that it can be impossible to tell if someone is wearing dentures. At least, it can until the dentures start to lift up when they yawn, or slide around on the gums when they talk. Of course, if the teeth shoot right out of their mouths like that poor 102-year-old lady blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, the footage went viral, no one is going to think your teeth are your own.

Avoid the birthday cake blues

We’d all like to avoid that happening to us, and one way to sort out wayward dentures in Richmond is to get them stabilised with dental implants from us at Sheen Dental Implants.

How it works

We place between 2-6 dental implants into your jawbone, and then over the next few weeks, the titanium implants will fuse with the bone. Once this process is complete, the implants will be held as firmly in place by the bone as natural teeth would. How long this takes varies from person to person, but it is vital to the implant process, so be patient.

The next step is to fix your dentures in Richmond onto your dental implants. This requires a set of special attachments. We can either customise your current dentures, or we can make you a new bespoke set. Once they are in place, you will be able to use your dentures like they were real teeth, perhaps for the first time ever.

About implant surgery

Many people think that implant surgery is really difficult to go through, but this is not really the case. There are fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, so you really only need a local anaesthetic to numb the pain. That said, it can take an hour or two so we are happy to give you sedation to help you relax through the treatment.

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?

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.

Adaptation

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.

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.

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.

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.

No more loose and unstable dentures

Patients who are wearing dentures tend to be very happy about their price, but less happy about the effect they have on their teeth. No matter how great dentures can initially fit in a person’s mouth, over time, they tend to become loose and slip around causing unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment.

At Sheen Dental Implants, we have the solution for you: implant-supported dentures in Richmond. Dental implants enable denture wearers to feel more comfortable with their dentures and provide a strong and stable foundation for false teeth that feel and function just like your real teeth.

Dentures in RichmondWhat does the process involve?

If you are interested in implant-supported dentures in Richmond, we will first have to determine whether you are a good candidate. Typically, patients who have lost most of their teeth in the upper or lower jawbone (or both) can be eligible for this procedure.

Our dentists will use a computer to plan your dental implants in strategical position within your mouth, leading to a highly accurate implant placement. Implant-supported dentures require fewer dental implants, which are also smaller in size than regular dental implants.

Your dentist will place them at an angle into your jawbone to ensure maximum stability. Moreover, these dental implants have special mechanisms on top for the dentures to be securely attached. Implant-supported dentures in Richmond can either be fixed or removable.

After the procedure is complete you will need to visit us regularly so that we can check that your implants are fully integrated, and that the denture fits comfortably and securely.

Advantages of implant-supported dentures

Compared to regular dentures, implant-supported dentures in Richmond have many benefits and here are a few of them:

  • No need for messy adhesives
  • Restored biting and chewing power
  • Prevention of bone deterioration
  • No more embarrassing moments.

Do not postpone your visit

If you are interested to learn more about implant-supported dentures in Richmond and whether they are a good option for your particular situation, contact our friendly team today. With years of dental experience, we are here to answer all your questions and make you feel comfortable at every stage of your treatment.