Denture fixatives can help hold upper dentures in place, but are not so effective at stabilising a lower denture that is loose. What’s more very few people like using them. If any of these strikes a chord with you, then denture stabilisation may be what you are looking for.
Many denture-wearing patients hope dental implants will stop their dentures from moving around and feeling loose when they are chewing, speaking or smiling. In short, they want their confidence back to face everyday life.
How it works
For dental Implants in the lower jaw, two implants are used with attachments that work in a similar way to press stud fasteners on clothes. These then lock in to a second part that is fitted to the inside of the denture and can be adjusted. On the upper jaw, usually four implants are used, that are linked together. Stabilisation of a problem denture with dental implants is best suited to full upper or lower dentures although with modern techniques improving every day, you can also consider implants for partial dentures too.
Dental Implants are a complex subject and every person is different. Dentists such as Dental Implants Hampshire are experienced in the full range of dental options and will be pleased to assess your situation and discuss the full range of choices that are available.
Advantages of denture stabilisation
Denture stabilisation is designed to address many of the problems experienced by denture wearers. Dental implants for denture stabilisation have a range of benefits for the patient. These advantages include improved speech, improved ability to chew and enhanced comfort.
As well as these benefits, patients can enjoy the peace of mind that will be achieved when you are sure your dentures can’t fall out. This also leads to increased confidence with your new fully-supported dentures.
Mini dental implants are commonly used to support dentures in the lower jaw, functioning in the same way as traditional implants, but are smaller. Mini implants are normally recommended if the patient does not have sufficient bone to support a full implant and certain mini dental implants can be fitted and attached to a denture on the same day as the treatment, without the need for months of healing time.