Would You Like to Get Rid of Your Dentures?
Do you currently wear dentures but find them a real hassle? We know lots of people will wear full or partial dentures without any problems and they can be a great way to replace teeth. But there are also a fair number of denture wearers who find them awkward to use, especially after several years. One of the main problems with dentures is that the fit can deteriorate over the years. You may notice they have become increasingly tricky to keep in place, or they may have begun to rub on your gums. This can create difficulties if you are eating or speaking and this can be very embarrassing when you are trying to socialise. This is where dental implants in Ladbroke Grove could be a possible solution.
Using Dental Implants to Replace Dentures
There are a couple of ways dental implants can be used as you can choose to continue wearing a denture that will be stabilised with dental implants. This means your denture will clip on to special attachments on the implants but you’ll be able to remove the denture so you can clean it thoroughly each day. This can be a particularly good solution, especially as quite often our dentist in Ladbroke Grove will only need to use relatively few dental implants to hold a full denture firmly in place.
However we do find that quite a few people would like to do away with their dentures altogether and would prefer to have a fixed arch of teeth that will look and feel very natural. If this is the case, we can use dental implants to securely hold a complete arch or bridge of teeth. The bridge can be firmly screwed or cemented onto the implants and will only be removed by our dentist if we think some maintenance is necessary. The appeal of having a fixed bridge of teeth is pretty easy to see and it will mean you can eat a far greater choice of foods than before. This treatment does require a greater number of dental implants to firmly hold a fixed bridge but it’s still worth considering and you may want to think about having a consultation with our dentist in Ladbroke Grove.
What Happens during a Consultation for Dental Implants?
A consultation is simply a chance for you to find out more about dental implants in Ladbroke Grove. Our dentist can examine your mouth and will want to know your medical history to make sure there aren’t any factors that could interfere with the success of treatment. These include inflammatory diseases that affect the way the body heals, for example diabetes. If you are diabetic but have this condition well under control it’s still worth having a chat with our dentist. If you decide to take things further, you’ll need to have some diagnostic tests to plan surgery.
Here at Ladbroke Grove Dental Care, we take every precaution to ensure dental implant treatment is a complete success as we know it’s such a great procedure. If you’re ready to find out more about having dental implants, just give us a call on 020 7727 9836 to book your initial consultation.