The conventional way of dealing with loose dentures is to use denture adhesives. These products help by making the dentures fit in a tighter way against the gums and the palate, through the use of the adhesive properties which are activated by the denture wearer’s saliva. Denture adhesives temporarily eliminate the problem of ill-fitting dentures and hold the teeth restoration in place for a short period of time.
Denture adhesives also protect the gums from irritation, increase the biting force, and act as a barrier so small food pieces will not get stuck in between the dentures and the gums/palate. However, denture adhesives can be inconvenient to use, since they will need to be prepared and applied to the dentures every time they are worn. They can also be messy to handle, and the excess material can result to more discomfort. Most of the denture adhesives in the market also have a strong chemical taste which may be too much to handle for denture wearers.
Mini implants at the Dental Implant Group London provide an ideal, more permanent alternative to the use of denture adhesives. The mini dental implants are attached to the jawbone, and will be used to firmly hold the dentures or other teeth replacements in place so they will no longer be susceptible to uncontrolled movement. Mini implants will give you all the benefits of secure teeth replacements, without the mess, inconvenience, and discomfort that using denture adhesives can bring.