Losing your teeth at any stage in life and for whatever reason can be a very traumatic experience to go through. Being left with few or no teeth can make even the simplest of daily activities such as eating and drinking difficult and can seriously limit exactly what food you can eat. Missing teeth also cause problems with facial structure, as the lack of rigid support can cause the tissue to sink, giving a sunken expression.
Maldon dentists recommend that you replace your missing teeth with dentures as soon as possible. This will not just create the impression of a full set of teeth but will also restore their functionality. Some people are reluctant to wear dentures or find it difficult because they can often feel loose and fall out at very inopportune moments. Some patients resort to using denture adhesives to secure their dentures although these can often be very sticky and messy, and make eating certain foods very difficult.
One other alternative is to have a set of mini-implants fitted. These are small titanium screws that are drilled directly into the jawbone to act as an anchor for your dentures. The dentures are fitted with clips so that they can snap on and off to the implants. This firmly secures the dentures in place so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing slippages. It also means you will be able to eat what you want, when you want.
You won’t need to have a new set of dentures either, as the clips are easily attached to your existing set. It usually requires about five mini-implants to secure a full denture. The dentures can easily be removed from the clip to be taken out for cleaning and overnight. Mini-implants are the perfect solution for anyone who is concerned about loose dentures and letting it cause them unnecessary stress and anxiety. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.