According to the American Dental Association, more than 36 million Americans are missing most or all of their teeth. Many of these individuals rely on dentures to restore their quality of life, allowing for more natural eating and speaking. However, conventional dentures fall short in a few key areas. Denture stabilization is a process that uses dental implants to provide a foundation for dentures, and it could be what you need to enjoy even greater benefits from your dentures.
The Denture Stabilization Process
Whether you have already used dentures for some time or are looking for a tooth replacement option, mini dental implant-supported dentures can provide an effective solution.
Mini dental implants are very similar to conventional dental implants, except that they are smaller in size and require a less invasive procedure. The small metal posts have a screw-like base that is implanted into the jawbone to provide lasting support.
These implants can be used in a wide range of situations. In the case of denture stabilization, six mini dental implants will provide the foundation for each arch of teeth, so 12 in total for a full mouth of teeth.
The mini dental implants can then support either fixed or removable dentures. Snap-on dentures are easily removable, much like conventional dentures, while providing excellent stability and durability.
The Benefits of Denture Stabilization
Mini dental implant-supported dentures can provide many benefits over conventional dentures. They can give you a higher quality of life and help ensure your good long-term oral health.
First, they prevent the slippage that individuals with dentures often experience. Even with denture adhesive, your dentures can slip and cause painful abrasion over time. Denture stabilization provides a strong foundation that keeps your dentures firmly in place at all times.
You will also experience more natural eating and speaking. You’ll be able to perform these everyday activities more confidently, knowing that your dentures are less noticeable and that you don’t have to worry about unexpected slippage.
Individuals with traditional dentures can often experience significant jawbone deterioration over the years. Without any natural tooth roots to provide resistance, the jawbone will deteriorate and shrink, causing a sunken appearance. This deterioration can also cause health issues down the line.
Mini dental implant-supported dentures significantly reduce jawbone deterioration. The dental implant posts are embedded in the jawbone and apply pressure evenly as they are all connected to the dentures. This provides resistance similar to that of natural tooth roots, stopping jawbone deterioration.
Find Out if Denture Stabilization Is Right for You
The only way to find out for sure if mini dental implant-supported dentures are the solution for you is to reach out to your dentist. They can recommend the most effective teeth replacement option for your individual case.
You can visit Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics for a free consultation with Dr. Todd Shatkin to find out whether mini dental implants or other options can help you. Reach out today to book your free consultation.