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Maldon dentists secure dentures effectively with mini implants

If you loose a tooth it is vital that it is replaced. When you are missing a tooth talking, eating and drinking can become that bit more difficult and further oral health problems can result. The realistic replacements offered by dentures represent a solution which your Maldon dentist will be able to advise you about.

Using mini implants is a way of securing your dentures into your mouth effectively and with stability. Mini implants act as a substitute for the root of your tooth that has been lost. The titanium that the implants are made from is extremely compatible with the natural materials of your mouth. The predrilled sockets will ‘osseointegrate’ with your jaw, the fusion of titanium with bone meaning that the mini implants will be highly long-lasting. Your new dentures will be housed in these sockets.

First your dentist will thoroughly clean the area of debris to avoid contamination then undertake an xray or CT scan. Under local anaesthetic, an incision in the jaw will be made so that the mini implant can be installed, then you will be sewn back up. During a period of healing a temporary replacement tooth will be worn before the permanent denture is secured to the mini implant which will already be integrating with the jaw.

All in all mini implants offer a long term solution to problems of tooth loss. The fusing process provides an immensely secure foundation and titanium is an extremely hard-wearing material. Your realistic replacement dentures can therefore be treated just like normal teeth, without the worry of them slipping out or being difficult to clean. Contact your Chelmsford dentist for more information about how mini implants can permanently solve your tooth loss problems. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.