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Can dental implants work with dentures?

June 12, 2017
Dental implants are no longer just for single tooth or multiple teeth replacement. They can also be used in support and stabilisation of removable and fixed dentures in Farnham.

Our long-time denture wearing patients will tell you that over time as the bone resorbs, it can result in loose and ill-fitting dentures. When this happens, patients used to have to grin and bear it using various denture adhesives and hoping they dont slip or fall out. Now, with the development of dental implant supported dentures in Farnham, those days can be left in the past for many of our patients.

dental-dentures-3.jpgWhat about partial dentures?

Dental implants can also support partial dentures or removeable bridges. Traditional removable dentures rest directly on the gums and are not supported by dental implants. The use of dental implants will give support and stability to your dentures in Farnham.

A dental implant supported denture from Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic is normally recommended when a patient is missing all their teeth. Our patients need to have enough bone in the jaw to support the dental implants. The denture will stay in place using special attachments that allow the denture to snap into place over the dental implants.

Implant supported removable dentures in Farnham are usually fabricated for the lower jaw. This is because traditional dentures tend to be less stable on the lower jaw due to how the tongue moves. Usually, a traditional denture made to fit an upper jaw is much more stable on its own and sometimes doesnt need the extra support. If our patient chooses they can receive a dental implant supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw, or both if they desire.

Are they easy to look after?

Dental implant supported dentures in Farnham can be removed daily to clean the denture and gum area with ease. Also, you should not sleep with the dental implant supported dentures at night. Some of our patients prefer permanent crown and bridgework that cannot be removed, but this is not always possible for every patient. Our experienced dentists will consider your individual needs and preferences when suggesting which option will suit your lifestyle and budget perfectly.

For further information or to book an appointment, call the Welcome team on 01252 713797, email info@elmsleighhouse.co.uk or click here to request an appointment online.

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