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Denture Stabilization with Dental Implants
Your bone tissue will adapt to the titanium posts (implants) that are placed into your jawbone. After the implant site has healed, your denture will be modified to “snap” onto the implant abutment (post) and provide you the option to remove them for cleaning prior to reattachment.
Why Select Overdentures?
Dentures are often avoided as a tooth replacement. Their inability to remain secure is one reason you might avoid them.
Dental implants provide an option to secure your dentures if you prefer them for tooth replacement. Your dentures will remain stable for eating, chewing, speaking, and smiling when they’re secured by dental implants.
Implants provide a secure denture stabilization. As an implanted surgical device, dental implants have achieved the highest success rank.*
Loose denture problems
Total tooth loss or the loss of multiple teeth are reasons to consider dentures. Keeping your denture secure (in the lower jaw specfically) is a basic concern.
Movement or slipping by your denture can cause embarrassment. You are also hindered from eating certain foods and must deal with the use of denture adhesives.
Dental implants can solve those issues. Implant placement provides an opportunity for you to replace your teeth with dentures and not have to deal with the common problems associated with them.
The benefits of stabilizing your denture
- Improved health and diet with renewed chewing ability
- Renewed confidence and speech improvements
- Reduced gum tissue irritation
- Cost savings by eliminating the need for denture adhesives
- Potential to use your current denture without replacing it
- Placement procedure is minimally invasive
*International Congress of Oral Implantologists
The Expectations with an Overdenture Procedure
A model of your existing teeth is created by your dental professional and the implant locations are determined using information provided by our X-ray technology. If you lack adequate support for your dental implants a bone or gum tissue graft can be provided.
Placement of your dental implants
Sedation will provide you a comfortable experience as your implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. Before your denture is attached, it’s vital that your bone and gum tissue be allowed to heal.
Your current denture can be modified to assure that your dental implants fit. A denture adjustment can provide you immediate tooth function while your implant sites heal.
Attachment of your overdenture
You permanent denture can be secured in two ways. The removable option allows your overdenture to be removed and “snapped” onto your dental implants or the attached option allows your implant to be secured with small screws.
Full Mouth Tooth Replacement Comparisons
- A secure, non-removable, and natural-looking tooth replacement
- No annoying adhesives and minimal ongoing maintenance
- Preserves your jawbone and eliminates premature tissue aging
- 100% restoration of your chewing ability
- A minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in one day
- Long-lasting tooth restoration
- Ability to be removed for cleaning with better security than a standard denture
- Requires less adhesive than a standard denture
- Front of mouth jawbone preservation
- 25-40% restoration of your chewing ability
- Reduced irritation and improved comfort for your gum tissue over a standard denture
- Use of your final, permanent denture requires three to six months post procedure
Standard (Conventional) Denture
- Instability when speaking or eating though being removable
- Requires costly adhesives to keep in place
- Potential for premature aging appearance and jawbone erosion
- Long term wear can reduce your chewing ability five to 15 percent
- Low initial costs with increased maintenance costs for long term use
- Bone loss will require it to be remade or relined
- Can be crafted within a few weeks