Your teeth are an important part of your overall health, and can help contribute to your confidence. As you age, it’s natural to have more dental problems, including tooth loss. For many people, dentures are a good solution to tooth loss.
However, since they are not your natural teeth, dentures are not a perfect solution. They can be uncomfortable, they may move when you eat or speak, and they may need to be replaced if you experience bone loss in your jaw. Denture stabilization is a way you can use dentures more like your natural teeth so you can get the solution you need.
Denture stabilization is a way to make your dentures more stable in your mouth. Using implants, your dentures are more secure in your mouth so that you can use them more like natural teeth without worrying about them moving around when you eat or dealing with bad-tasting denture adhesive that may not be as effective as you need.
Patients can go paleteless on the upper – no more having the roof of your mouth covered and being limited in your ability to taste. No more use of nasty, sticky adhesives. Dental implants cause remarkably improved facial appearance and contouring, (almost like an instant face lift) as well as improved ability to speak, laugh and sing with confidence.
Though denture stabilization is not necessary, it can be highly beneficial, especially if you have had problems with your dentures fitting comfortably. Some of the benefits of denture stabilization include:
Denture stabilization makes your dentures more like your natural teeth, including the kinds of benefits that come with them. This can not only give you the benefits above, but can make you feel more confident in your smile, making you want to show it off more often.
Denture stabilization is typically done in two parts. In the first part, you will have implants put into your jawbone. Once your mouth heals from this process, your dentures are attached to the implants. They can be affixed to the implants with attachments or with a fixed crown or bridgework. Using the crown or bridgework is a more permanent solution, and these dentures would not be removable at all. Dentures stabilized with the attachments are removable, if needed. Your dentist can help you decide which method would be best for your denture stabilization needs.
“I love to sing, but I was embarrassed to sing in the church choir because I was afraid my dentures would slip up. Since implants, I even sing solos. I love them.”
Denture stabilization is a way to make your dentures more like your natural teeth. The dentures will be more stable in your mouth, which means you can live your life without worrying about them moving or causing problems. If you’re ready to stabilize your dentures or have questions, contact Springhill Dental Health Center today to make an appointment.
Q. Who can get denture stabilization?
A. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for denture stabilization in Mobile, AL. Since you will need implants in your jawbone, you must have enough bone for the implants to be safely placed. You will need to speak with your dentist to know whether denture stabilization will work for you.
Q. What are the risks of denture stabilization?
A. Since the process uses oral surgery to place the implants, there are some minor risks associated with denture stabilization, including some pain, inflammation, and risk of infection. Your doctor will discuss the risks with you to help you decide whether stabilization is a good option for you.
Q. How many implants are needed?
A. Generally, the more implants in each jaw, the more stable your dentures will be. There will be a minimum of two implants in each jawbone. The more implants you have, the easier it will be to chew and speak comfortably as well as minimize movement of your dentures. If you have bone loss, you may need more implants to help stabilize your dentures.
Q. Can I use my current dentures for stabilization?
A. In order to use your current dentures for stabilization, they will need to be in excellent condition. If they are damaged or have too much wear, they won’t work properly for stabilization. This is something that can be discussed with your dentist.
Q. Do I have to remove stabilized dentures for cleaning?
A. Yes. Your stabilized dentures will need to be removed each night for cleaning. You will also need to carefully brush your gums and implants to protect your oral health. However, if your dentures are stabilized using a crown or bridgework, they will not need to be removed for cleaning.
Q. Will I still need to use adhesive after stabilization?
A. No. The implants take the place of the adhesive to hold your dentures in place in your mouth.
“I was miserable with my lower dentures. Now I can eat anything. They are as solid and secure as my natural teeth were 25 years ago.”
“Having implants done is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Dr. Scott and his staff are wonderful, and are so good about helping me keep my implants healthy.”
“Go for it! They are worth far more than I ever dreamed. I’d do them again in a second.”