Dentures are a tried and tested method of replacing missing teeth. But for every advantage they offer, there’s also a disadvantage.
They can be tricky to keep in place - even dental adhesive, can't stop dentures from eventually causing sore spots where they rub against the gums. And this creates plenty of nooks and crannies where food becomes trapped.
But perhaps worst of all, dentures are prone to slipping out at the most inopportune moments.
Wearing dentures long-term can also cause jawbone deterioration, leading to difficulties eating, enunciating and - in extreme cases - eventual facial collapse.
If you are tired of messy dental adhesive and the constant battle to have dentures relined and refurbished to maintain a good fit, it could be time to consider implant-supported dentures.
The simple, safe procedure puts an end to worries about denture slippages for good.
A series of small, titanium posts inserted into the jaw act as a permanent anchor for dentures. Titanium is lightweight, immensely strong and biocompatible, so it fuses naturally with the jawbone to prevent further deterioration.
Once the implants have healed, the dentures attach easily and securely by way of a metal attachment. You can remove and reattach them whenever you want, just like traditional dentures.
Permanently implanted anchor points let you say goodbye to dentures slippages, sore gums, embarrassment, dental adhesive and all of the other negatives that combine to make life with dentures a pain.
Implanted dentures look fantastic - just like natural teeth - letting you smile again with confidence. And they also feel incredible, restoring proper bite function and putting your favourite foods back on the menu.
The biocompatible titanium implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing deterioration and adding facial definition. Implants also help avoid gum recession.
From consultation to denture production and fitting, we carry out everything in-house, so there's no need to visit other dentists, implantologists or specialists.
Dr Buckle will begin by carrying out an in-depth consultation and assessment to ensure you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures.
If you decide to go ahead, our skilled implantology team will insert 2-4 titanium implants into your jawbone to support your dentures. It usually takes 2-6 months for the implants to heal fully.
Once the implants have healed, you'll return to our Wirral clinic for a second procedure in which we expose the implants and fit healing caps. You should wear these for a short time before we affix the abutments - the part which keeps the denture in place. Finally, you're ready to attach the denture.
We'll give you plenty of advice and support to help you look after your new denture. With proper care, it will provide a stable, long-lasting and reliable replacement to traditional dentures.
Clive’s front teeth made him feel embarrassed to smile. When he approached us to do something about it on a limited budget, we began by using digital smile design to show Clive how his new smile would look. He loved the results and we went ahead with producing a temporary prototype to make sure Clive was 100% happy. We repaired Clive’s back teeth and opened his bite to make way for his new composites. What a result!
David wanted us to restore some previous orthodontic work received elsewhere. He also had misshapen and missing teeth. We started David’s treatment with fixed braces before replacing the missing teeth with implants and restoring those which were broken. David’s orthodontic treatment was complex and lengthy - but he eventually got just the result he wanted.
Ian transformed my smile 15 years ago and my teeth look as fantastic now as they did then. Dr Buckle gave me back my confidence. With the excellent hygiene programme at the practice and regular check ups, I haven’t had a problem in all this time. Thank you Dr Buckle!
Gordon’s teeth were constantly chipping and breaking, and he wanted a budget-friendly solution. Our first job was to find out why Gordon’s teeth were so prone to wear, before finding a solution to restore both form and function using Smile Trial digital smile design technology. We also provided Gordon with a trial restoration to wear to make sure he was over the moon with the final thing.
Mark’s was finding it difficult to eat. He also felt self-conscious about his smile. And to make things even worse, his old crowns were beginning to fail. We used Smile Trial and digital planning to show Mark his new smile before starting treatment with crowns to restore his upper teeth and implants to replace his more decayed lower teeth. Mark loves the results and is now a self-confessed born-again brusher.
Paula wanted a healthy and natural-looking smile that would last, and visited Buckle Advanced Dental care after a recommendation from friends. More than 10 years later, Paula's veneers look just as good as they did on day one. She now attends Buckle Advanced Dental Care every three to six months for regular hygiene appointments to keep them in fantastic condition.
Gareth lost his front teeth in an accident. His remaining teeth were bighted by old fillings and general wear. He wanted to replace the missing teeth and improve the appearance of those remaining. Dr Buckle’s solution was beautiful implanted teeth accompanied by a cosmetic restoration for a radical improvement in both form and function.
Unhappy with his discoloured and crooked teeth, Andrew came to us seeking a perfect straight white smile. Following some orthodontic treatment to position his teeth perfectly we restored them handcrafted porcelain crowns and veneers. Since having the treatment, Andrew says his confidence has gone through the roof!
Dr Buckle and his team haven’t just given me my smile back, they have given me a massive boost in confidence. Smiling for photographs now is a pleasure. I used to smile with my mouth closed but now I have this biggest smile on the photo.
Sandra’s teeth were breaking down badly and she also had problems with her bite that made it difficult to chew. She had visited various dentists and a dental hospital, but no one could provide the help she needed. That was until she visited Dr Buckle, who restored Sandra’s smile with implants, crowns and composites for spectacular results.
Amy had an inherited condition which caused misshapen, misaligned teeth and had been undergoing orthodontics for 12 years without success. Amy disliked the effect her teeth had on her overall appearance, and she also had trouble breathing properly, which made it difficult to sleep. Orthognathic surgery was necessary to correct these before Dr Buckle improved Amy’s smile with orthodontics. The result is a dramatic change for Amy, with an improved facial contour and no more trouble sleeping.
Richard’s worn and broken teeth made him feel self-conscious. We determined the cause of Richard’s problems to be a poor bite and issues with his jaw joint. Dr Buckle corrected these before restoring Richard’s smile. The results are just as amazing more than a decade on.
Eve had been told surgery was the only way to correct her overbite. But with a little careful planning, Dr Buckle was able to solve the issue using fixed brace treatment. It took just ten months to achieve this amazing result for Eve.
As someone who's a bit of a wimp when it comes to needles and drills, I was pleased to discover that this is the first dental surgery I've been to where the treatment genuinely doesn't hurt - a testament to the skill and care provided by the staff. Treatment - fillings x 2, some reconstructive/aesthetic work and several hygiene appointments.
I have nothing but good things to say about the treatment I have recieved at Buckle Advanced Dental Care over the last year. Dr. Buckle and the rest of the team are caring, knowledgable and always take the time to ensure I understand whats happening with my teeth, which really puts me at ease. Thank you!
I would give 10 stars if I could.
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