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Denture Stabilization

Over time, many dental patients find that their dentures don’t fit as snugly as they did when first installed. This is because your dentures are constructed so as to fit firmly over the jawbone structure, and that tends to keep them in place. After a period of time goes by, it’s possible that a patient will experience additional tooth loss, and that changes how the dentures will fit within the mouth. This can cause looseness which impacts speaking, eating, and general comfort levels. Denture stabilization is a process which helps to fix your dentures firmly in place, so there is no slippage whatsoever.

Implant Procedure

The procedure involves inserting somewhere between two and six mini-implants, which are surgically emplaced within the jawbone. Then it becomes necessary to wait for several months, so that these implants can actually fuse and become part of your jawbone. Once this happens, it will be possible to retrofit your dentures so that they can be snapped into place over these implants. You will then enjoy all the benefits that come from having very stable dentures which do not slip or slide around in your mouth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are some additional benefits you will realize when having the denture stabilization process performed on your mouth. There will be virtually no pinching or pain when eating, and there will be no irritation to the gums, tongue, or cheeks. There won’t be any embarrassing noises which occur when you’re speaking or eating, because the dentures are much more secure. You will also feel much more confident about yourself, and more than likely, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life after having undergone the procedure.

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We’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have about denture stabilization, or to set you up with an initial consultation. Contact us at Ammons Dental by Design and take the first step toward better oral health, and a more winning smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the denture stabilization procedure painful?
A: No. Typically, a patient would have the area numbed where an implant is to be placed, and if necessary, an anesthetic will be given so no pain will be felt.
Q: Will the procedure make my dentures last longer?
A: In many cases, it will. That’s because the dentures are fixed more firmly in place, and do not slip around to cause extra wear and tear.
Q: How much does denture stabilization cost?
A: Because the implants are mini-implants, they cost less than full-sized implants, and either an upper or lower arch can be supported with between four and six mini-implants. The cost of these implants will range from $2,000 to $5,000.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: The actual surgery for installing implants can be accomplished in a couple hours, but it will take several months after that for the implants to fuse with your jawbone, so your dentures can be snapped into place on the implants.
Q: Do the benefits make it worthwhile to have the procedure done?
A: Absolutely. You’ll never have to worry about your dentures slipping in your mouth, and you’ll be able to chew better, speak more clearly, and feel more confident about your appearance.

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*Specials can’t be combined with insurance.
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Multiple Convenient Dental Locations Near Charleston

Ammons Dental By Design has four locations so you can find the most convenient office for your family.
CAMDEN
1015 Fair St.
Camden, SC 29020
Monday – Thursday:
8am – 5pm
P: (803) 969-0365
F: (803) 432-2625
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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
14 Lockwood Dr,
Charleston, SC 29401
(Suite A on the exterior of the Ashley House Building, across from the marina)
Monday – Thursday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-2734
F: (843) 577-4464
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JAMES ISLAND
1739-B Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
Tuesday – Friday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-8889
F: (843) 990-9504
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SUMMERVILLE
1710 Old Trolley., Ste.B
Summerville, SC 29485
Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Monday & Friday*: 8am – 5pm
*Rotating schedule
P: (843) 380-8904
F: (843) 871-0617
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