Loose dentures can be the worst dental problem to have. The movement will often restrict what you can eat and cause you to loose confidence in social situations. This can have a very large negative impact of your health. Stabilising (or even replacing) your denture with dental implants can be truly life changing.
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Dentures “false teeth” rely on support from your remaining teeth and jaw bone in the mouth. The support for your dentures reduces significantly as you loose more teeth and as jaw bone shrinks away naturally over time following the loss of a tooth.
Once you have lost most of all of your teeth for a few years, there is very support for your dentures making them very loose. This movement can often cause those embarassing moments of your teeth "dropping" or "moving" when you are with friends and family.
The movement will also make it difficult for you to eat the foods you would want to eat. Instead you will often need to select soft and "mushy" foods that do not require a lot of chewing or force to eat.
A dental implant is a small metal post that can be used to help give your denture stability and to even replace your denture completely if this is desired.
As little as 3 dental implants can be used to dramatically change the stability of your denture allowing it to stay in place and eat all the foods you would like to (instead of the foods you have to).
The major difference between an implant denture over a standard denture, is that an implant denture has multiple fixation points to your mouth. This makes the teeth very stable allowing you to eat anything you want without the teeth moving or slipping, and to socialise without the fear or your teeth "dropping" out.
The visual appearance of the teeth can be fantastic and you can also remove the teeth allowing you to fully clean your mouth easily.
Yes you can. Implants can be used to support rows of teeth (bridges) that are fully fixed and do not require removal. You would normally require 4-6 implants in each jaw to support 10-12 missing teeth. The teeth will be made of porcelain giving you the closest feel to having your own natural teeth again.
Placing a dental implant is a small procedure peformed under local anaesthetic that takes around 30 minutes. It is normally left under under gum for at least 10-12 weeks before they can be used to support your denture.
At Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic we are focused on providing natural and long lasting solutions. To allow us achieve this we only use the best products that have been extensively researched along with the latest technologies available to ensure precision at all times.
With this we can offer a comprehensive five-year guarantee on all our dental implants and with a combined 40 years of experience in dental implants you are in safe hands.
The only alternative to use denture adhesive (eg. Polygrip or fixodent) to help stabilise and support your standard denture. Depending on how well the denture fits, these can offer you stability for 4-8 hours. It is important to remove all the adhesive from your mouth and denture before you go to sleep at night which can be difficult and time consuming.
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Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic exists to improve the health and wellbeing of as many patients as we can whilst altering the ways you think and feel about dentistry. This is what gets us out of bed in the mornings.
With this cause at the forefront of everything we do, it gives us as a team the focus and commitment needed to achieve this, along with the drive to continually better ourselves and invest in the best dentistry has to offer.
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Yes. We have a range of finance options including a number of interest free finance options allowing you to spread the cost of your dental treatment over 12, 18 or 24 months. As its interest free it won't cost you any extra, but allows you to start enjoying your new dental wellbeing now.
As you’d expect, finance plans are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for complete peace of mind.
For more information please contact the Practice and ask to speak to Saj our Treatment Coordinator who can take you through the options.
We have a range of memberships designed for individual needs. In essence they all include two comprehensive 19 point health checks a year (one every 6 months) with a varying number of AIRFLOW therapy appointments depending on your selected membership.
They also all include a 20% discount of our treatment fees and emergency cover even when the Practice is closed.
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