Stabilise Dentures in our Moonee Ponds office.
Most people who have worn dentures can attest to the problems with this form of tooth replacement. Designed to gain stabilization from the suction created between the appliance and the gums, dentures tend to eventually require more. Without additional support from denture adhesives, dentures may rub against the gums and cause irritation or persistent soreness. Instability in a denture appliance may lead to embarrassing situations if dentures become loose during meals. Often, a denture wearer is left to feel more comfortable leaving his or her appliance out, rather than trying to keep it comfortably in place. With dental implants, this is no longer a problem.
Traditionally, dentures are designed to rest on the gums. The upper denture appliance is larger, covering not only the arch of the jaw but also the soft palate. Due to its size, an upper denture is better able to retain suction. A lower denture is far smaller and shaped like a horseshoe so that the tongue can move about freely. Coupled with the fact that there is less space on the lower arch, this smaller denture can be a challenge for the patient to get used.
A modern twist
Advances in dental technology have made it possible to better retain dentures using dental implants. When dental implants are in place, the upper denture can be designed in a horseshoe shape, leaving the soft palate open and more comfortable. Smaller denture appliances remain stable, however, because they are anchored to the jawbone via implants, just like natural teeth are anchored by their roots.
The implant procedure
Placing dental implants takes very little time. Implant surgery has become a very common procedure performed by your specifically trained dentist. To begin the procedure, local anaesthetic is applied to the area to ensure no discomfort occurs. Implants are precisely inserted into their most suitable position, which is pre-determined in the planning phase of treatment. Planning takes into consideration bone density, shape, size, and other factors, and facilitates an efficient, predictable process. Implant patients are often surprised at how comfortable treatment is, and how little soreness occurs after the procedure.
Implants and any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. We will discuss the risks of the procedure during your consultation as well as examine your health to ensure you are a suitable candidate for implants. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
With offices in Moonee Ponds and Sunbury, Dr. Rose offers excellent Hi Tech Dentistry services. If you would like your smile to look and feel natural after tooth loss, contact us on 03 8400 4104 or 03 8001 6021 to learn more about dental implants.Back to Hi Tech Dentistry Page