Depressed due to Dentures? Dental Implants are the Solution!
It’s common for those with missing teeth to feel dentures may be the solution, only to be let down from regular pain or slippage. If you’re suffering with your dentures, the James Main Dental Partnership may be able to help you, through the use of Dental Implants.
Strong and healthy teeth help us look and feel good – so it’s no surprise that losing teeth and facing a lifetime of full or partial dentures can seriously affect our happiness and self-confidence.
The best solution to denture issues such as these are dental implants. Placed directly into the jawbone, they’re a permanent, secure option to replace missing teeth and can help avoid common denture problems. The James Dental Partnership can advise you whether dental implants could be right for you.
So, if you are experiencing problems with your dentures, what should you do? To help you to answer this question, take a look below at the denture problems, which we see, the most and what you can do about them.
As dentures are removable, they rely on being moulded to the shape of your mouth. Over time, denture wearers often find that the jaw bone and surrounding gums can deteriorate. With the supporting area becoming smaller, dentures then become ill-fitted, resulting in movement and slippage of the denture itself.
The non-removable nature of dental implants means they are secured permanently to the jaw bone itself. With dental implants, your jaw will also remain strong and fully functional as the bone continues to be stimulated from the insertion of the implant.
Soreness or Pain
When you are new to dentures, it can take some time to adjust to them. Often wearers find discomfort in areas where the denture has rubbed or applied pressure to the mouth from movements such as chewing. This can often result in ulcerations, causing the wearer to feel pain and tenderness.
Dental implants are secured to the jaw and don’t move. So, with dental implants, any pain from rubbing is eliminated. Implants function in the same way as natural teeth so they feel very natural too. This means that you can continue your life as before, with a comfortable jaw that is pain free.
Problems Eating or Speaking
Eating hard foods can be an issue for many people. Denture wearers often find this particularly difficult, because the ‘balance’ of their dentures is affected. If the denture moves out of alignment, chewing can cause one side of the mouth to become weaker than the other. This process can also negatively affect speech and the formation of words.
Dental implants allow for normal chewing movements because the teeth are anchored to the jaw. This will give you the confidence to eat any food you desire with the reassurance that your teeth are secure.
The team at the James Main Dental Partnership are here to help with any queries you may have regarding dental implants. For a full assessment of your denture problems, book an appointment with one of our expert dentists today. Call us on 01458 831883.Previous