Wearing dentures can take a lot of practice to get used to. If you’re new to one of these prosthetics, you’ve had to take time to work on everything from talking to chewing your food. But what if it feels like your denture still isn’t sticking in place like it should? Especially for people with lower dentures, this can be a big problem.
Fortunately, there’s a better option than using gooey adhesives or messy pastes to keep your teeth in place. You could talk to your dentist about retrofitting your denture so that it snaps over dental implants.
Snap in Dentures and Implant Locators
Implant locators are small abutments that extend above your gumlines, on top of the implant that’s inserted into your jaw. They act as anchors that fit into your denture, so that you can “snap” your prosthesis down on top of them.
In some cases, all you need is two implants to give you the stability that you need.
Having an overdenture that’s removable makes it easier to keep your prosthesis clean, care for your gums, and still get the added benefit of implant stabilization.
What Other Options Are There?
You could always talk about having your dentist reline your denture so that it fits more snuggly against your teeth. Or if your denture needs to be replaced entirely, you might want to consider a permanent option that’s affixed directly onto four to six implants and never comes out of place (it’s only removable by your dentist.)
Talk to your dentist or implant provider to see if an implant retained denture is the right option for you!
Posted on behalf of:
Center For Restorative, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
711 Greenbriar Pkwy, Suite 101
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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