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!
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6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Are you a new denture patient or thinking about having dentures made? Maybe you haven’t had your dentures very long and are beginning to struggle with irritation or maintenance. If you are – here are 3 common denture problems that your dentist wants you to know about – and how to correct them.
Infections Under Your Prosthesis
If you don’t have any natural teeth, you might think that it isn’t important to clean inside of your mouth – but it is. Microorganisms can accumulate under your denture and cause painful infections along your gum tissue. Removing your dentures at night allows the tissues to breathe, but it’s also important to gently cleanse them with a soft cloth at least twice each day.
Advanced bone loss can cause your denture fit to become loose. Wearing your dentures non-stop and failing to remove them at night will cause bone degeneration to happen even more quickly. This can result in discomfort or shifting of your denture as you wear it. To preserve bone, make sure the dentures are taken out each and every night.
Dentures get stain and tartar buildup too. Soaking it in a denture cleansing solution overnight will loosen debris and stain. Choose a soft denture brush and cleaning paste to brush your prosthesis thoroughly each morning. Be sure to bring your denture with you for regular dental checkups, as your dentist or hygienist can remove any residual buildup for you at the time of your visit.
Be sure to schedule checkups every 6 months to monitor the fit of your denture and health of your smile!
Pleasant Plains Dental
5850 W Hwy 74 #135
Indian Trail, NC 28079
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