In spite of improvements in dental care, many people still wear full dentures, and many struggle with them. It can be easy to think problems with loose and ill-fitting dentures are inevitable, and as part of getting older, but it doesn’t have to be that way, as dental implants in Leeds can do much to help. The question of dental implants can often lead some people discounting them immediately as being too expensive or only worthwhile for younger people, when in fact this is not necessarily the truth.
Many older people have already discovered the benefits of having their dentures stabilised with dental implants, and this needn’t cost a fortune. A lower denture can be held firmly in position with relatively few implants, and the improvements to a person’s quality of life can be immeasurable.
Age is no Barrier to this Treatment
Using a few well-placed implants can make this treatment relatively affordable, and even if you are getting on in years don’t you deserve to enjoy your time to the full? Age is not a barrier to successful implant placement, and provided you are in good health, and do that have any major problems, then you may well be suitable for dental implant in Leeds.
Wave Goodbye to Messy Denture Adhesives
Perhaps you currently hold your dentures in place with adhesives? If so then you will already know that the cost can be quite expensive, and there are some concerns over the potential effects to health when these products are used in the longer term. Most denture adhesives contain zinc, and it is all too easy to ingest at least a little bit of this ingredient, but it has been associated with certain neurological disorders. This link may yet to be fully proven, but if you find yourself using dentures adhesives day in day out, then it may be worth discussing this with Dr David Brown or another of the dentist in Leeds City Dentalcare.
Even if you don’t want to have dental implants, there may be something else we can do to help you denture fit a little better. If you decide to go for dental implants, then of course you will no longer need to fiddle around with adhesives, and of course you will no longer need to spend money on denture adhesive.
Enjoy an Improved Quality of Life
While dental implants re often used to replace dentures completely, through the placement of a fixed bridge, or through the use of multiple implants to replace teeth, not everyone wants to have this treatment, and not everyone is suitable for it. In this case, using dental implants to hold a lower denture securely in position can be a very good solution, and doesn’t need to break the bank. This is something that is sometimes called an overdenture, and is most commonly used to secure lower dentures.
Treatment is minimally invasive while offering maximum benefits and value for money. The dental implants will help to reduce the rate of bone loss in the jaw, and can help to improve nutrition. Wearing full dentures often means having to forego many foods as they are too difficult to chew properly. This is far less of a problem with an implant supported denture, and provided of course that you choose healthy foods, you could see your general health improve.