Long Island denture wearers seeking greater, yet affordable denture stabilization may benefit from LI Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry’s mini implants.
Denture Stabilization with Mini Implants
Conventional dentures can be extremely helpful for those who have lost their natural teeth and need a solution that allows them to smile with confidence once again. However, with the passage of time, many patients find that their dentures begin to shift, no matter how much adhesive they apply. This can turn even the simplest pleasures such as eating, speaking and laughing into daily sources of anxiety. Fortunately, the team at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry can help patients reclaim the pleasure their dentures once provided by performing denture stabilization using mini implants.
How mini implants work
For many patients who have suffered tooth loss due to a variety of causes, dentures prove to be an ideal option that permits them to regain the function, appearance and convenience they desire. Unfortunately, as time goes on, the bony structure beneath the soft tissues and the dentures themselves begin to weaken. Subsequent disintegration of the soft tissues next to the dentures can give rise to increased discomfort and difficulty carrying out routine tasks such as chewing food, articulating clearly and even smiling without fear of denture slippage.
The good news is that denture wearers are often terrific candidates for mini implant denture stabilization, a technique that places small-diameter implants that attach to the dentures themselves. This creates a strong anchor on which the denture can be seated, permitting the patient to experience the freedom and function they initially enjoyed when their dentures were new. What makes the process even more appealing is the fact that it is often possible to retrofit their existing dentures without having to fabricate a new set.
Some of the most attractive aspects of denture stabilization with mini implants include:
- Added support and anchoring, enabling patients to speak, eat and laugh without fear
- Ability to prevent the lower and upper jaws from receding and causing undesirable changes to facial contours
- High success rate in patients with mild to moderate bone loss
- Dentures can easily be removed by patients for cleaning and sterilization
- A less expensive option to dental implants for individual teeth