What are my Options?
If you have been living with a denture for a couple months or several years, then you already know the problems associated with them. You may have experienced a feeling of insecure dentures moving while you eat or talk, and pain in the gums resulting from that movement. You may notice a change in your speech as you attempt to keep the denture stable. Managing this can become a difficult balancing act every time you utilize your denture. What you may not know is that the bone in your jaw slowly wears away when the teeth are lost, and the longer you are in a denture the faster this wear will occur. Dental implants can help to stop this loss as they have a stimulating effect on the bone.
If you are not looking or able to replace your denture with a Full Arch Fixed Solution then we can help you stabilize your denture using dental implants. We use two different methods for denture stabilization based upon the bone available and your individual needs.
Dental Implants For Denture Stabilization
In our office we can utilize either conventional implants to stabilize your denture or we can utilize mini-implants (a small diameter implant) to accomplish the same goal. After the implants are placed we can either convert your existing denture to clip onto the implants, or we can make you a new denture that is uniquely designed to work best with your new implants.
What About Denture Adhesive?
Denture adhesives exist to help stabilize your denture. These adhesives can be messy and annoying to remove at the end of the day. People often use them with a loose or ill-fitted denture, which can help them feel more secure, but is actually not a good idea. Before using dental adhesive, ask your dentist if you denture fits properly first.