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Denture Wearers & Dental Implants
Dentures can address the problems caused by missing teeth, as they can replace the form and function of teeth that have been lost. There are instances, however, that problems with loose dentures start to manifest themselves, giving the patient an uncomfortable experience that can also lead to embarrassing episodes. Denture-wearers do not need to endure the discomfort and embarrassment for long, as dental implants can be used to stabilise the dentures – so they will stay securely in place, and will not move around the mouth unnecessarily.
Denture Stabilisation with Dental Implants
When dental problems arise from loose denture problems, the issue needs to be addressed quickly to ensure that the patient is far from the pain, discomfort, and embarrassment that unnecessarily-moving dentures can bring. Mini dental implants (MDI) can be used to effectively anchor the dentures in place, eliminating the possibility of the dentures getting loose and moving around uncomfortably inside the mouth.
The diameter of mini dental implants is smaller compared to conventional or traditional dental implants. The slender titanium screws can be attached directly into the jawbone in a procedure is less complicated, compared to the placement of conventional dental implants; the placement of mini dental implants is also less invasive – the gums do not need to be cut and stitched up afterwards – resulting to a faster healing time for the patient. As there are fewer complexities involved with the placement of the mini dental implants to support and stabilise dentures, this technique is generally more cost-effective as well.
Single Day Implant-Supported Dentures
Depending on the eligibility of a patient for dental implants (such as the presence of sufficient jaw bone mass), his or her dentures can be stabilised by mini dental implants in a single visit; this is especially true of the same set of dentures will be used and anchored to the implants. The procedure will involve at least two mini dental implants to provide support for the dentures, which can still be removed by the patient whenever necessary – the implant-supported dentures will have a “snap-on” feature that makes this possible.
Stabilising dentures with dental implants can make it easier for a person to enjoy life to the fullest – without the constant worry of dentures that can move in an uncomfortable and embarrassing way. When dentures are firmly and securely held in place, one will have more reasons to smile – in the most comfortable, and confident ways possible.
A Removable Acrylic Denture Supported by Dental Implants (When All Your Teeth are Failing)
The plastic (Acrylic) set of teeth are similar to a set of dentures but are anchored on dental implants making them more stable than conventional tissue supported dentures.
The jaws vary in bone density and quality hence the upper jaw requires more implants to support a plastic prosthesis than the lower jaw that requires only 2 implants that can suffice for this option.
A minimum of 2 implants in the lower canine region will support an entire lower denture and offer greater stability than a conventional denture. However the denture will rock and pivot on 2 implants and 4 implants is more stable a situation. The disadvantage is that these will need to be removed at night.