Implants Used for Stabilizing Your Denture
Implants (titanium posts) are placed into your jawbone. The bone tissue adapts around them over a period of time.
Following the healing phase, your denture is customized to “snap” into place on top of your implant post (abutment). This allows you the opportunity to remove your denture and snap-on for reattachment following cleaning, etc.
Why Overdentures are an Option
It’s common to avoid wearing dentures. The primary reason is their tendency to move or shift.
Your dentures can be secured by using dental implants. This enables your dentures to stay in place for improved eating, speaking, chewing, and smiling confidence.
Dental implants are proven for stabilizing your denture. Implants have the highest recognized success rate for implanted surgical devices and they are durable.*
The problem with loose dentures
Dentures are a consideration when you experience total tooth loss or the loss of multiple teeth. Securing your denture, especially in your lower jaw, can be problematic.
Slipping or movement by your denture can cause embarrassment. It’s also frustrating to not be able to enjoy eating your favorite foods or having to use denture adhesives.
These issues and more can be solved by dental implants. Dentures can be used to replace your missing teeth and not cause the common problems associated with wearing them.
Denture stabilization benefits
• Health, dietary choices, and chewing ability are restored and renewed
• Confidence and speaking ability are improved
• Gum irritation is reduced
• No more costly and inconvenient denture adhesives
• Possibility of using your current denture and not having to replace it
•Placement procedure is minimally invasive
**International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Titanium posts (implants) are inserted into your jawbone to support your overdenture. Your tissue will adapt and heal around each implant that’s placed.
Your modified denture can be secured by snapping it onto your implant abutments (posts) after a healing period. You can easily remove your overdenture for cleaning and then reattach it.
Planning phase for your treatment
X-ray technology is used by your dental professional to assist with creating a model of your existing teeth for precise implant placement. It could be necessary to support your dental implant placement with a bone graft or a gum tissue graft.
Dental implant placement phase
Sedation is available and provided to help assure that you’re comfortable during the placement of the implants into your bone tissue. Healing of your bone and gum tissue is essential before securing your denture to the implants.
Also, your current denture could be modified to fit your implants. Your tooth function can be immediately restored by using your current denture while your implants heal.
Attachment of your overdenture
There are two ways to secure your permanent denture. A new, removable overdenture with snap-on capability to your implants can be used. Or your new overdenture can be secured with screws to your implants.
Full Mouth Tooth Replacement Option Comparisons
• A natural looking, secure, and non-removable tooth replacement
• Low-maintenance tooth replacement that eliminates costly adhesives
• Keeps your jawbone healthy and eliminates the premature aging of your tissue
• Chewing ability, diet, and health are restored 100%
• One-day procedure that’s minimally invasive
• A solution for tooth restoration that lasts
• More security provided than with a standard denture
• Removal for cleaning is necessary each day
• Less adhesive is required than with a standard denture
• Jawbone is preserved in the front of your mouth only
• 25-40% of your chewing ability is restored
• Less irritation and more comfort with your gum tissue than with a standard denture
• Three to six months required following the procedure for your final, permanent denture to be used
Standard or conventional denture
• Can be removable but can also be unstable when eating or speaking
• Costly adhesives are necessary to keep in place
• Jawbone recession can occur along with a premature aging appearance
• Five to 15% of your chewing ability can be reduced by wearing long-term
• Initial costs are lower but with ongoing maintenance costs as you wear it
• Bone loss can cause the need for it to be remade or relined
• Can be produced in a few weeks