Are you bothered by a denture that’s constantly slipping or sliding around? A loose “plate” can be both embarrassing and painful, causing sores on your gums and challenges while speaking.
You’re ready to nail it down, for good (so to speak.)
Fortunately, there is a way to a full denture to stay in place. This is usually called an implant-supported denture or an overdenture.
These dentures look much like any other denture would. The difference is that they have attachments on the underside that snap onto implants anchored into your jaw. This feature gives your denture more support and stability than it would have resting freely on your gums.
How to Get an Implant-Supported Denture
If your current denture can’t be retrofitted, then your dentist can fit you for a new one. The new design will determine where your implants need to be placed.
Next, is a surgery to install the implants. Anywhere from 2-4 implants are necessary; they’re quickly set into the bone like a natural tooth. Afterward, you’ll need to wait around four months for the site to heal and fuse the implants in place.
Finally, your implants are exposed and an abutment placed on each one. Your new denture will be adjusted to attach directly onto these abutments.
Is an Implant Denture Right for You?
An implant denture is secure, but you’ll still have the responsibility of removing it at night for routine cleaning. There are some types of permanent implant dentures that can only be removed by a dentist.
While an implant procedure does require minimally-invasive surgery, you’ll have all of the benefits to enjoy, in light of your health.
Ask your dentist for an implant consultation today!
Posted on behalf of:
6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
A fairly common occurrence in the mouth is the existence of extra bone development along the outside or inside of the jawline near the teeth, or in the roof of…
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option for many people who would not or cannot tolerate dentistry in a traditional dental setting. Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist,…
Lingual frenectomy and lingual frenuloplasty are both dental procedures used to correct a condition called ankyloglossia. Ankylogloassia, more commonly known as ‘tied tongue’, is an abnormality of the lingual frenulum….