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Denture Stabilization


Why Stabilize Dentures With Implants?

A removable denture is probably the best solution for those who are missing a large number of teeth. However, some people have difficulty with removable dentures for a number of reasons. They may find that their dentures become uncomfortable or painful, or they may cause difficulties with speech. Often they may have to change their eating habits to accommodate their new dentures. Problems with dental occlusion (bite) may develop if dentures become loose or ill-fitting. This factor creates a cycle which leads to further decrease in retention, especially for lower dentures.

Advantages of Implant Supported Dentures

These dentures can be used on both your lower or upper jaw. The denture implant does not use any adhesive and therefore, the patient does not feel any discomfort. If you choose implants for the stabilization of your dentures you will be able to enjoy all of your normal activities as you did prior to losing teeth. Most importantly you will regain your smile. Since dental implant supported dentures do not require adhesive, the implant can be used safely for those who have sensitive gums. Also, your implanted teeth will be integrated with the gum. This way the dentures will not loosen with time.

What is the Process?

Basically, the denture implant is the process of replacing the missing teeth without any adhesive. A titanium screw is placed into the jaw bone which supports the denture. After that, some time is given to ensure that the surrounding tissues in the jawbone heal properly. This will make sure that the posts are integrated in the mouth. It ensures that the denture is fastened to the jaw and it will remain there even when eating foods you once couldn't. Depending on the amount of teeth to be replaced by the denture will determine the amount of implants needed.

Once you have had the procedure done you will most likely not even notice they are not your real teeth. They don't cause any discomfort and the patients generally forget about them. So, if you have lost your teeth or are seeking a permanent solution for your loose dentures, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.