Do you need to replace all of your teeth at one time? Dr. Andrea Joy Smith in Sacramento, CA offers high-quality, custom dentures are a durable, cost-effective option. Dr. Andrea Joy Smith in Sacramento, California has years of experience in full mouth rehabilitation, reconstruction, and prosthetics.
Stabilize Your Denture with Mini Dental Implants
A traditional denture is held in place by a suction that is created between your prosthesis and the gum tissues that it rests on. However, oral anatomy can change over time, and as the contour of your bone adjusts, the suction can be compromised. A lack of bone height can cause the same concern, leading to your denture feeling loose or slipping out of place throughout the day. It can also contribute to pain, tissue chafing, and changes in your bone anatomy.
Dr. Andrea Joy Smith in Sacramento, offers denture stabilization with dental implants.
How does implant stabilization for dentures work?
If you wear dentures or are thinking about getting them in the future, you may be pleased to learn that these traditional prosthetics can be combined with mini dental implants for added comfort and stability. But what is it about dentures with mini dental implants that allows them to work so well?
Mini Dental Implant Supported Overdentures
In an “overdenture” type of situation, you wear a conventional full denture as normal. But underneath, there are locators fitted into the plate, which are made to snap or clip on top of the mini dental implants in your mouth.
Each of these mini implants is strategically located so as to add security to your removable prosthesis, preventing it from rocking, slipping, or shifting when you talk and eat.
Because of this type of design, only 2-4 implants may be necessary. Overdentures with mini implants are an affordable solution for patients looking for a happy medium between full arch dental implants and a conventional denture that relies on suction to stay in place.