Denture Stabilization

Even when dentures fit well, you may get frustrated with loose dentures that don’t stay in place or fear that they’ll slip when you eat or speak. Even the best adhesives have their limitations with traditional dentures. One solution to this problem is dental stabilization. This process is designed to increase the stability and security of your dentures so that you can enjoy your favorite foods without checking that your dentures are staying in place between each bite. Instead, you can snap your dentures into place and go about your day.

What is Denture Stabilization?

Denture stabilization is a procedure that converts your removable dentures to permanent dentures using implants to mount them to your gums. By inserting titanium screws into your jawbone, the dentures can be affixed in your mouth without adhesive, which increases the stability of your dentures, giving you increased chewing power and greater comfort with your dentures.

Reasons for Denture Stabilization

One of the primary advantages of denture stabilization is the increased power of your dentures by affixing them to dental implants. With removable dentures, you may worry about the foods you eat or whether your dentures will come loose when you are eating or speaking. Denture stabilization removes this worry, which allows you to eat and speak more naturally. Your dentures will feel more secure, adhesives will no longer be needed, and you will have greater chewing power due to the stabilization. However, denture stabilization still allows you to easily remove your dentures for care and maintenance. This ensures that you can care for your dentures and mouth properly so that your dentures don’t cause any problems.

This may also be a good solution for clients with limited mobility to avoid the hassle and frustration of using adhesives and affixing the dentures properly. Instead, the dentures can be snapped in place easily and quickly using the implants, and they can be removed just as easily. This can make it easier for clients with mobility struggles to stay independent when taking care of their dentures getting ready for their days.

Candidates for Denture Stabilization

Not everyone is a candidate for denture stabilization. Those who are most likely to find success are those with minimal, if any, jawbone deterioration. This gives a strong foundation for the implants into the jawbone. If you have some deterioration, this does not mean you cannot get denture stabilization. Your dentist may also suggest bone grafting to restore the jawbone and allow for successful implants. Your dentist will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for denture stabilization. Each client is different, so it’s important to consult with a dentist to find out whether this would be a good solution for your denture needs, and whether anything can be done to increase the chance that denture stabilization will be successful for you.

The Process of Denture Stabilization

Once your dentist determines you are a candidate for denture stabilization, the first step is to place the implants. The implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your jawbone. This is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia. Two implants is the minimum for denture stabilization. The greater the number of implants, the more stable the dentures will be in your mouth. After the implants are placed, you will need to allow time for your mouth to heal. This will also give the chance to ensure that your mouth accepts the implants. If an implant fails, it will need to be replaced and heal before the denture stabilization is complete.

Once your dentist determines you are a candidate for denture stabilization, the first step is to place the implants. The implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your jawbone. This is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia. Two implants is the minimum for denture stabilization. The greater the number of implants, the more stable the dentures will be in your mouth. After the implants are placed, you will need to allow time for your mouth to heal. This will also give the chance to ensure that your mouth accepts the implants. If an implant fails, it will need to be replaced and heal before the denture stabilization is complete.

Once your dentist determines you are a candidate for denture stabilization, the first step is to place the implants. The implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your jawbone. This is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia. Two implants is the minimum for denture stabilization. The greater the number of implants, the more stable the dentures will be in your mouth. After the implants are placed, you will need to allow time for your mouth to heal. This will also give the chance to ensure that your mouth accepts the implants. If an implant fails, it will need to be replaced and heal before the denture stabilization is complete.

If you are interested in denture stabilization in the Camden, Downtown Charleston, James Island, or Summerville area, contact us today to make an appointment so we can answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Denture Stabilization Questions

A. No. Denture stabilization replaces the need for messy or ineffective adhesives. Your dentures will snap onto the implants placed in your jawbone instead of using adhesives to adhere the dentures to your gums.

A. If the dental implants fail, your dentist will probably be able to remove them and try again. Your dentist will make a recommendation based on your unique situation.

A. The number of implants for dental stabilization depends on whether you have full or partial dentures, what your jaw can handle, and what you need for stabilization. The more implants in your jaw, the more stable your dentures will be.

A. Yes, you will need to come in for cleanings. This will allow the dentist to evaluate your implants as well as clean them and perform your oral cancer screening.

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