Approximately 90 percent of Americans with complete tooth loss have dentures, but that doesn’t mean they’re all satisfied with the result. When we think of dentures, we often envision clunky prosthetics on the verge of dislodging with a single mishap. Implant dentures present a significantly enhanced alternative, offering improved denture stabilization. Thanks to their remarkable stability while eating and speaking, mini implant stabilized dentures mirror the functionality of natural teeth. Additionally, stabilized dentures rarely require adjustments and actively deter bone loss due to their integration with implants. These advantages enhance quality of life, ensuring improved overall function and comfort.
Typically crafted from acrylic, traditional dentures are removable prostheses that rest on the gums. As they lack attachment to the jawbone, traditional dentures rely on either the upper palate or lower jawbone ridge for support.
There are two types of dentures depending on the degree of tooth loss. Full dentures replace all the teeth on either the top arch, bottom arch, or both. As the name implies, partial dentures replace some missing teeth and attach to the remaining natural teeth for support. Traditional dentures have long been the leading choice in tooth replacement but have many drawbacks.
A few downsides to traditional dentures include the following:
- They are less secure and can often slip out.
- They cause difficulties in eating and speaking.
- They can become loose or ill-fitting over time.
- They can cause gum irritation and sores.
Traditional dentures, while helpful, are not the only solution to tooth loss. Implant dentures can combat many of these issues, giving the wearer a new sense of comfort and stability. The permanently anchored implants provide unmatched denture stabilization that lasts.
Denture Stabilization With Mini Implants
Anchoring your dentures using mini implants allows the teeth to stay in place. The implants provide a firm foundation so the dentures stay put. We provide three types of implant dentures that are tailored to individual needs. These denture options suit various preferences related to durability, stability, and cost.
- Overdentures: These are removable implant dentures made of acrylic and are especially ideal for those seeking to stabilize their current dentures. If there is enough room to accommodate your existing denture, it can be modified and anchored using mini implants.
- Semi-removable roundhouse bridges: These full arch implant bridges are made of zirconia and are only removed during routine dental check-ups. Semi-removable dentures look more like natural teeth, providing a stronger bite than overdentures.
- Non-removable roundhouse bridges: These are considered the most permanent option and are also made of zirconia. Because they are cemented to the mini implants, non-removable bridges offer the most stability and function just like your natural teeth (or better!).
What Can Denture Stabilization Do for Me?
Choosing implant dentures offers more than an improved fit; the improved denture stabilization provided by the implants enhances bite strength and boosts confidence. They present a revolutionary solution for tooth loss, alleviating many issues of traditional dentures and granting wearers a renewed sense of comfort and security.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing implant dentures:
- Increased stability: While regular dentures can slip, implant dentures offer superior stability, improved biting force, and efficient chewing, allowing you to comfortably enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about your false teeth moving. Implant dentures also allow you to speak clearly and express yourself more effectively.
- Jawbone health: Traditional dentures can’t prevent bone loss or gum ridge changes. Over time, the fit of the dentures deteriorates. Because mini dental implants are secured in the jawbone, they keep the bone healthy. This prevents bone loss and maintains a secure fit for longer-lasting comfort.
- Improved quality of life: Missing teeth create challenges like chewing difficulties, speech issues, and cosmetic concerns. Implant dentures effectively address these problems, restoring both function and aesthetics, leading to increased confidence and enhanced well-being after the procedure.
Implant dentures offer a fresh start, fostering better oral health, resilience, and confidence. Thanks to denture stabilization possibilities, you no longer need to rely on outdated solutions. Modern dental advancements overcome the challenges of tooth loss and ill-fitting dentures, offering a more comfortable and stable alternative.
Secure Your Dentures Today
Don’t endure the challenges of tooth loss or the discomfort of ill-fitting dentures any longer. Mini implant dentures can transform your life and give you the functional smile you deserve. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Apel at Designing Smiles Dentistry is here to help you in your journey toward comfortable, stable dentures.
We are eager to help you regain confidence, reclaim joy in eating, and smile without hesitation. Contact us today for your free consultation and discover the transformative power of denture stabilization.