Dental Tips Blog

Nov
12

Loose Dentures? Consider Getting Them Retrofitted for Dental Implants

Posted in Dentures

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
(757) 547-2770

Jul
12

Should You Get an Implant-Retained Denture?

Posted in Dentures

Many denture wearers reach a point where they’ve just about had it with their false teeth.

Some patients have a real problem with getting a denture to properly fit the lower half of their mouth. This can result in difficulty eating and speaking, sore gums, and even make socializing an unpleasant prospect.

If this describes you as well, then you could be a good candidate for an implant-retained denture.

What Is This Appliance?

It’s essentially just your denture with a couple extra attachments added. These sockets will click onto a few dental implants placed into your jaw at strategic points. For a secure fit, you may need as few as two implants.

The benefits of securing your denture with implants are:

– Greater support while chewing

– Increased comfort as the dentures won’t rest directly on your gums

– Better security while talking and laughing

– Reinforcement for your jawbone which tends to shrink from the pressure of regular dentures

What To Think About

Getting your denture outfitted to rest on implants doesn’t mean you can leave it there. You’ll still need to remove it daily for cleaning. But you can say goodbye to messy denture adhesives.

Implant surgery is safe for almost everyone. Still, you need to consult with your doctor and dentist before getting the implants to make sure that your body will welcome them.

If you’re sick of your lower denture sliding around with every bite, then now might be a good time to investigate the possibility of an implant denture.

Talk with your dentist to find out if and how many implants can keep your denture in place!

Posted on behalf of:
Greencastle Dental
195 Greencastle Road
Tyrone, GA 30290
(770) 486-5585

Jun
25

Could An Implant-Supported Denture Change Your Life?

Posted in Dentures

For many people, losing their teeth is the end of the road. They feel that a denture is their last smile-replacement option for life.

A denture simply doesn’t compare to your natural teeth. Perhaps you struggle with caring for a denture. Having a denture makes some people self-conscious. Others are frustrated over trying to make it fit properly.

Did you know that a denture is not your final option?

An implant denture (or implant-supported denture) could revolutionize the way you enjoy life.

How An Implant-Supported Denture Works

Dental implants are small metal screws that are inserted into the bone of your jaw at key locations. These screws are made of a material that your body should accept as its own. When the bone heals up around the implants, they will be strong enough to support a denture that snaps onto the attachments.

When the implants are integrated into the bone, they will stimulate it to reinforce itself. This prevents the resorption that’s unavoidable with regular dentures that rest directly on top of your gums and bone.

Benefits of Securing Your Denture with Implants

Why choose implant therapy for your denture? With implants, you’ll enjoy such benefits as:

  • A stronger and more secure bite
  • Confidence that your denture will stay in place
  • Eating whatever you want
  • Not worrying about denture cleaners or adhesives
  • Strengthened bone in your jaw
  • Retaining the height and shape of your smile

Getting Started with An Implant-Supported Denture

To find out whether you are a candidate for implant therapy, schedule a consultation at your local dental office. An evaluation including digital x-ray imaging and special scans can help you plan for a successful surgery. Call your dentist today!

Posted on behalf of:
Smiles by Seese
610 Jetton St #250
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 895-5095

Dec
28

How to Care for Your Removable Overdentures

Posted in Dentures

Your new implant overdentures give you confidence to smile among your friends and eat your favorite foods. Like natural teeth, your new dentures also require special care and maintenance to keep your mouth healthy.

Here are a few things you need to know:

Soak Your Dentures Overnight

Remove your overdenture each night and soak it in a denture solution to remove loose debris and stain particles. This step also helps you keep your oral tissues healthy. Wearing any type of removable denture too long may put you at risk of infection under your prosthesis. Taking it out at night allows your gum tissues to breathe, and is also beneficial to the bone that supports your dental implants.

Use the Right Brush and Cleanser

Abrasive pastes or brushes may cause microscopic scratches over the surface of your new denture. Stick to a soft denture brush that is not used on any other appliances (or your teeth,) and a gentle denture cleansing paste. Stay away from baking soda or other harsh pastes.

You Don’t Need Adhesive

The biggest reason why people choose implant overdentures is because the implants secure the denture in place. That means you never have to use adhesives or pastes under the denture. If something feels loose or not quite right, don’t mask it with denture adhesive. Instead, see your dentist for an adjustment or denture reline if it is needed.

See Your Dentist

Be sure to see your dentist regularly, and make sure to bring your implant overdenture with you. Your dentist can help you keep your dentures clean and fitting properly for many years to come.

Posted on behalf of:
Crabapple Dental
12670 Crabapple Rd #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 319-0123

Dec
27

What is an Overdenture?

Posted in Dental Implants

If you cross a conventional removable denture with a fixed, permanent dental implant, you get an overdenture.

Overdentures are removable dentures that clasp onto dental implants. They are secured throughout the day by 2 to 6 dental implants, but pop off at night for easy care and maintenance.

Benefits of implant overdentures include:

  • Convenience of a removable denture
  • Stability of dental implants
  • Ability to retrofit your current denture
  • Affordability
  • Improved self confidence

You might consider getting an implant overdenture if your traditional denture rocks or shifts throughout the day. Uncomfortable sores, inability to eat comfortably, or embarrassing speech are all reasons why people consider using implants to secure their denture.

Even your existing denture can be retrofitted to clasp over dental implants. On the underside of your denture, housings are placed to receive the abutment of the dental implant. After implants are placed into your bone, the new or existing denture clips on top of them. Although it’s simple to take out at night, you will still find that the overdenture is very secure throughout the day.

If you aren’t a candidate for traditional fixed dentures and don’t want to be bothered by the instability that some people experience from traditional dentures, then an implant overdenture is an excellent choice.

You should consider getting an overdenture if your existing denture is uncomfortable or it is difficult for you eat or speak with confidence. Overdentures are an affordable option for your oral rehabilitative needs. The affordability of dentures and the reliability of just a few dental implants can change the way you look and feel for years to come! Find out more about implant overdentures by calling your dentist today.

Posted on behalf of:
Grateful Dental
2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

Nov
23

Mini Implant Retained Dentures

Posted in Dentures

Are you sick of having your denture slide around and click whenever it’s in need of adjustment? Consider having implants placed to securely anchor your denture to your mouth, for good!

Are You a Candidate for Implants?

Perhaps you’ve been told before that you don’t have enough bone beneath your gum tissue to hold regular implants. Well, here’s where mini implants can make all the difference. Because these implants are much smaller than traditional implants, they don’t need as much bone to fasten into. Having mini implants inserted to attach your dentures to will prevent further bone loss and changes to the shape of your smile.

The Benefits of Conservative Surgery

Again, owing to the size of these mighty little implants, the surgery to place them is brief and minimal. This means that you could have everything completed – including attaching your original denture – within a single appointment. This also decreases discomfort and the amount of time needed for recovery.

Love Your Smile Again!

Securing your denture with mini implants will eliminate the need for frequent readjustment of your denture. You can also say goodbye to messy denture pastes and adhesives. Implant care is surprisingly simple and they will revolutionize the way you smile, talk, and eat. Gone are the days of embarrassment over a loose denture. Mini implant retained dentures will give you a new confidence to enjoy life as you did before having dentures.

Schedule a visit with your dentist to discuss your implant options for improving the retention of your denture. You may be surprised at just how simple the procedure can be!

Posted on behalf of:
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
1820 The Exchange SE #600
Atlanta, GA 30339

Nov
21

Why an Implant Denture is the Answer

Posted in Dental Implants

After months or perhaps even years of fussing over an ill-fitting traditional denture, you’re likely ready for a new start! While regular dentures function as needed to give you back your ability to smile and chew, you will likely find that an implant denture can completely revolutionize the way you live.

Enjoy a Secure Fit

Implant dentures are supported on small biocompatible metal implants which are surgically placed into the bone beneath the gums. These implants serve as anchors for the denture and eliminate the need for messy denture pastes. Implants also protect the bone from resorption by the pressure of a denture. This means that your denture will not need to be relined as traditional dentures do and your face won’t lose its natural shape, as is apt to happen with years of traditional denture-use.

Eat More Foods You Love

Because of the secure fit of a new implant denture, you will regain the biting strength needed to enjoy some of your favorite foods again. While wearing traditional dentures you are probably concerned with cutting food into smaller pieces and eating softer foods. You can say goodbye to any such inconveniences to your diet by giving implant dentures a try.

Talk, Laugh, and Smile with Confidence!

Implant dentures won’t slip and slide or click the way regular ones do. You can have peace of mind from knowing that your denture will stay in place and then smile without worry!

An implant denture could be the key to elevating your standard of living. A denture doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable and embarrassing appliance. Make your denture a real game-changer by asking your dentist how implant technology could be the answer for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401

Sep
9

3 Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

Posted in Dental Implants

If conventional, removable dentures are not right for you – then you ought to consider a new approach. Implant supported dentures have many benefits that traditional dentures do not. Here are a few to consider:

You Won’t Ever Need Adhesives or Pastes Ever Again

The biggest benefit to implant supported dentures is the stability that you enjoy all day long. Your denture won’t rock or slip out of place. It will fit snuggly all day long, without denture pastes or adhesives. If you’ve struggled to get your denture to fit comfortably, regularly get sore spots, or relining hasn’t worked – then implants will give you security like nothing else can.  

Smile, Talk and Eat with Confidence

When you don’t have to worry about a denture slipping and sliding out of place, you can go about business as usual. Meeting friends for a lunch date or smiling in public won’t be a barrier anymore. Implants add stability to your denture that allows you to enjoy your favorite foods again. The natural design will give you confidence to smile and talk in social settings without worrying about what someone else might see.  

You’ll Enjoy the Most Natural Feeling Denture Possible

Depending on the type of implant-supported denture that you choose, you may feel like you’re back in your real teeth again. Implant dentures are designed to be slimmer and less bulky than traditional dentures. The minimalist design will help you retain natural bone height and actually strengthen your jaws – something that removable dentures don’t do!

Enjoy the freedom of smiling again! Ask your dentist if implant dentures are right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188

Sep
15

Mini Implant Supported Dentures

Posted in Dental Implants

If you need new teeth or if you want more secure dentures, it’s a safe bet that you don’t want to have to wait a long time for them. With mini dental implants, you can benefit from a brand new set of teeth or more secure dentures in just one treatment appointment.  In many cases, you will not even need a new denture – your existing denture can be used if it is in good condition.

Are your dentures uncomfortable?  Is it difficult to talk with your current set of dentures? Is it difficult to eat foods that you once normally enjoyed?  Mini implant supported dentures can address all of these issues.

Dentures secured by mini implants are permanent dentures that stay securely in your mouth for the entire life of the prosthesis. They’re anchored onto just a few supporting implant roots, which hold them in place. You won’t have to experience rocking, shifting, soreness, or loose-fitting dentures that are difficult to wear.

Not only do your new teeth feel great and take up less space than a large acrylic denture, they look good too! Your final denture prosthesis is designed to have the shape and color of teeth that you want, helping you feel confident when it comes to being around other people.

In most cases, your entire treatment takes only one appointment. Your dentures are anchored onto 4 mini dental implant roots, which secure the prosthesis right into your jaw, as if they were normal teeth. Unlike traditional dental implant treatments, mini implants use unique steps that allow the implants to be placed the very same day that the denture is delivered. That means you can arrive at the dentist for your treatment and go home with everything completed from start to finish, and still experience great results!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Byron Scott, Springhill Dental Health Center

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Sep
14

Implant-Anchored Dentures

Posted in Dental Implants

Traditional implants now have a more modern and comfortable alternative – the implant anchored denture. An implant anchored denture is one that frees up space in your mouth, is more comfortable to wear, and is the next best thing to having your own teeth.

The design of implant supported dentures is a unique horseshoe shape that covers only the bony ridge where the teeth once stood. There’s no need for an acrylic plate or metal bar across the roof of the mouth, because suction isn’t used to hold an implant denture. Instead, the denture rests directly on top of titanium implant roots, which hold the prosthesis permanently into place.

You’ll enjoy better speech, more flavor to your meals, and a boost of self-confidence when you consider implant anchored dentures. Since the dentures can be supported on as few as 4 implant roots, they’re simple to have completed and more affordable than most people realize.

Taking care of your implant anchored dentures is easy. You’ll brush them just like natural teeth, and use a water flosser or threaded floss to clean under the prosthesis at least once a day. These simple steps allow you to have a permanent smile that doesn’t lead to the problems that traditional denture patients may have to deal with. They’ll always fit great!

If you’ve considered getting new dentures or are just bothered by your current prosthesis, ask your dentist about implant-anchored dentures!

Posted on behalf of Linda King DDS

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