Denture Stabilisation

Dentures are a common solution for patients who have had their natural teeth removed, either from one or both jaws. However, because traditional dentures are not anchored to the jaw, over time they can become loose as the gum and jaw bone recedes (a natural consequence of losing your teeth). At Castle Hill, we offer denture stabilisation using dental implants to help alleviate this problem.

If you wear dentures, you may experience some common problems with biting, chewing and even speaking clearly. You may also experience discomfort or pain as the gums and jaw bone recede and your dentures become loose, and your favourite foods might suddenly be off the menu. Without stabilisation, you might need a new set of dentures.

Denture stabilisation uses a few dental implants attached to the jaw bone to anchor the dentures, giving stability and helping to prevent further receding of the bone. It’s a popular alternative for patients who don’t want a full set of dental implants.

Denture stabilisation is a safe and simple procedure. As with all our implant work, denture stabilisation is carried out by Dr Sharma, who trained with Professor Hilt Tatum at the leading implantology centre the Tatum Institute.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw or post that is attached to the jaw bone. You will only need a few of these implants to attach your dentures to. After numbing your mouth, Dr Sharma will drill some small holes in the jaw bone and will place the implants. The gum is stitched and, after a healing period during which the jaw bone will grow around the implants, your dentures will then be attached, and you’ll be able to eat, speak and smile with confidence, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are stable and comfortable.

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