Implants for Denture Stabilization
Titanium posts (implants) are placed into your jawbone to enable the surrounding bone tissue to adapt to them. Following a healing period, your denture will be modified to “snap” to the top of your implant abutment giving you the option of removal for ongoing cleaning and reattachment.
Why Choose Overdentures?
It’s common to avoid wearing dentures. Among the reasons are that they do not stay secure.
Dental implants provide a security solution if you choose dentures for tooth replacement. Implants enable your dentures to remain in place for eating, speaking, chewing, and smiling.
Using implants for denture stabilization is effective. Dental implants have a reputation for the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.*
The problem with loose dentures
Dentures are a consideration when you’ve experienced total tooth loss or the loss of multiple teeth. Securing your denture, specifically in your lower jaw, is a primary concern.
It can be embarrassing when your denture slips or moves. You also face the challenge of not being able to eat the foods you desire and you must deal with annoying denture adhesives.
Dental implants provide you a solution for those issues. Implants enable you to replace your teeth with denture and eliminate common problems associated with them.
Denture stabilization benefits
• Renewed chewing ability that restores your health and diet
• Speech and overall confidence improvements
• Less gum irritation
• Save costs on inconvenient denture adhesives
• The possibility of using your current denture instead of replacing it
• A minimally invasive placement procedure
*International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Your overdenture inserts titanium posts (implants) into your jawbone. The tissue surrounds and adapts to it while healing.
After a healing period, your modified denture can be snapped onto your implant abutment (post). You have the capability of easy removal for cleaning and reattachment.
Overdenture Treatment Expectations
Treatment planning process
X-ray technology enables your dental professional to create a model of your existing teeth and determine the locations for implant placement. You could require a bone or gum tissue graft if you’re lacking adequate support for your dental implants.
Implant placement process
Sedation is available to provide you a comfortable placement of the implants into your bone tissue. Prior to securing your denture to the implants it’s necessary for your bone and gum tissue to heal.
The modification of your current denture can allow your implants to fit. This adjustment will provide you immediate tooth function as your implant sites continue to heal.
Overdenture attachment process
There are two ways to secure your permanent denture. Your new overdenture can be removable and “snapped” onto your dental implants or your overdenture can be attached to your implants with small screws.
A Comparison of Your Full Mouth Tooth Replacement Solutions
• Non-removable, secure, and natural looking tooth replacement
• Low, ongoing maintenance without costly or annoying adhesives
• Eliminates premature aging of your tissue and preserves your jawbone
• Restores your chewing ability, diet, and health 100%
• A one-day, minimally invasive procedure
• Durable tooth restoration
• Implant-supported denture
• Better security than a standard denture with necessary removal for cleaning daily
• Less adhesive required than with a standard denture
• Preserves your jawbone only in the front of your mouth
• Chewing ability restored 25-40%
• Less irritating and more comfortable to your gum tissue than a standard denture
• Three to six months required before utilizing your final, permanent denture following your procedure
Standard (Conventional) denture
• Removable though often unstable when speaking or eating
• Costly adhesives are required
• Can cause jawbone erosion and the appearance of premature aging
• Five to 15% of your chewing ability can be lost with long term wear
• Initial costs are lower though ongoing maintenance costs are required for long term use
• Must be remade or relined as result of any bone loss
• Can be made within a few weeks