Implants Can Provide Denture Stability
One dental procedure that can be effective at anchoring full or partial dentures that may be ill-fitting or loose is dental implants. There are many treatment options available which can offer natural-looking, long-term restorations to improve both the appearance and functionality of your teeth. Our skilled Eureka dentists, Dr. Eric Klumb and Dr. Mike Menolascino, want to help enhance your confidence, biting efficiency, and eating security that can often be lost when dentures are placed.
If you are interested in learning more about our options for implant supported dentures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Menolascino or Dr. Klumb, please contact our office today.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures offer a variety of benefits, from improved functionality to enhanced comfort and security. Implant dentures provide a valuable upgrade to traditional dentures in many ways. Some notable advantages include:
- Increased ability to chew tough foods
- Increased confidence while eating, speaking, or drinking
- Enhanced comfort, as dentures no longer slip along gums
- Eliminated worry of dentures coming loose or falling out
- Eliminated need for pastes or adhesives
- Decreased need for denture maintenance
- Reduced bone loss
Depending on your particular needs, there are many choices for the anchoring of full dentures and partials, which we can discuss in more detail at your consultation. The newer anchors allow dentures to snap into place and provide a feeling of stability that can be difficult to achieve with traditional dentures.
We will talk you through and help you consider all options for anchoring your dentures before recommending a particular treatment plan. Whether using very small, mini-dental implants or standard-sized implants, we can give you security that can often be impossible to achieve with a denture alone. Most patients who experience the stability implants provide wonder how they ever functioned without them!
Dental implants are designed to be placed under the tissues where the tooth roots were originally located. After proper healing, abutments can be placed on top of the implants, and then attachments can be placed inside the denture. You should be left with a new, solid, and stable look and feel, as well as a confidence you cannot get any other way with a denture.
With partials, we can use implants for stability and do away with unsightly metal clasps that are usually needed to hold partials in. This often results in a much more natural appearance by using special attachments to help secure the teeth instead.
Implant Supported Denture Candidates
Implant supported dentures require a certain amount of jawbone density for the procedure to be successful. Also, implant candidates must have healthy gums and be in relatively good health to facilitate proper healing. Any dental work or periodontal care necessary to the health of existing teeth and gums may need to be done before the implant procedure. If you are not an ideal candidate for implant supported dentures, Dr. Klumb or Dr. Menolascino can evaluate your needs and recommend another restorative dental treatment that can better serve you.
Smile in a Day
All-on-4® Implant System
If you are dissatisfied with the fit and feel of your dentures, or if you are losing many of your teeth, we have a natural-looking option to renew your smile. Our Smile in a Day procedure utilizes Nobel Biocare®’s advanced All-on-4® technique. It is one of the best treatments for patients who currently use dentures or for patients who are losing a large number (or all) of their teeth. With All-on-4®, you can come as close as possible to having a new set of permanent teeth.
Learn more about All-on-4 implant dentures.
If you have any questions for us, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please contact us today.