patient smiling after having her dentures stabilized with implants

What Is Denture Stabilization?

One of the most common complaints that denture-wearers have is how much these false teeth slip or move around in their mouths whenever they eat or talk. Troublesome at the least and life-altering at the worst, loose and slipping dentures should not be the reality for any patient. Thankfully, there is a solution with modern dental implants. Without the cost and time associated with getting full mouth dental implants, patients can enjoy a more stable denture and improve their quality of life.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium metal posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. They are one of the healthiest and safest ways to replace one or more missing or failing teeth. For patients who already wear dentures, dental implants can provide improved stability as well as needed health and stimulation for the jawbone.

How dental implants stabilize dentures

Dental implants act like tooth roots, and natural bone in your jaw will actually grow around them (osseointegration) to provide lasting support for new teeth. In this case, two or more dental implants placed in the jawbone can provide a stable base for a denture. Using either a ball-retained or bar-retained system, your dentures are attached to the dental implants by your dentist, sometimes the day of your dental implant surgery. These implant supported dentures are secure when in place, but you may have to remove them each night for cleaning.

The benefits of denture stabilization

Implant supported dentures provide a cost-effective and long-lasting alternative to traditional dentures. Dentures stabilized by dental implants provide noticeable improvements for patients, including:

  • Greater stability for biting and chewing
  • Better speech and enunciation
  • Easy maintenance and cleaning
  • Reduced gum irritation and sores
  • Greater jawbone health
  • Improved oral and overall health

Schedule your appointment

Interested in learning more about implant supported dentures? Schedule a personalized consultation with our local implant dentist today.

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