Problems With Loose Dentures? Here’s What You Can Do About It.
Do you already wear dentures and are experiencing a plate the rubs and slips throughout the day? For many, loose dentures are a never ending battle. If you are having trouble with slipping and discomfort, you may want to consider a more semi-permanent option.
You can combine your exisiting dentures with strategically placed dental implants for an afordable solution that keeps your dentures from slipping. The process produces an end result known as overdentures, sometimes referred to as mini dental implants. Your dentures work like conventional dentures, except that they snap into place with 2 to 4 locator pieces that allow them to hold firm throughout the day.
Are Mini Implants A Reliable Solution For Loose Dentures?
Because your existing dentures are modified to snap onto implant posts that are permanently fixed to your jaw, there is no longer any need for adhesives and messy pastes to hold your dentures in place. You no longer have to worry about loose dentures slipping out at inappropriate times. Instead, they securely snap into place onto the implants and give you the confidence you need throughout the day. Then at night, they are easily removable.
Just like your conbventional dentures, overdentures are easy to clean and maintain just like you normally would.
In some cases, your existing dentures can be modified into overdentures. However, most loose dentures occur when the mouth changes shape and ultimately, they would need to be replaced entirely anyway.
Can Overdentures Fix All Loose Dentures?
If you would like to speak to Dr. Febrega about whether overdentures would be right for you, we will need to ensure your gums are healthy and there is adequate bone support to accommodate the implants. As long as the bone density can accommodate 2 to 4 implants, you will likely qualify for the procedure.
Overdentures are a great and affordable solution for patients that don’t necessary qualify for regular dental implant services or for those looking for an interim solution before they get their all-on-4 dental implants. Since the implants keep your dentures in place tight and snug, you can enjoy most regular foods and speak more clearly than you normally would.
If you have questions about your loose dentures or mini dental implants, please call The Dental and Denture Care Center at (352) 848-1050 or contact us through our website here to ask your questions. Our team of dental experts are here to give you the best smile of your life and we are here to help.
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