The end of the problems with loose dentures.
Millions of people around the world are missing all their teeth in thier upper or lower jaw. Many of them struggle to keep thier dentures secure, particularly in the lower jaw. If you are one of them, you already know about the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat all the foods that you love and the ineffectiveness of denture adhesives. Fortunately, there is now a way to make your denture work the way it was intended: stabilization with dental implants.
Dental stabilization with implants explained.
Too many people who have conventional dentures don't wear them for the simple fact that they don't stay in place. The use of dental implants to stabilize dentures has proven to be successful for hundrends of thousands of people. The number is growing daily as word spreads of the effectiveness and long-term integrity of the treatment. In fact, dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
In the procedure titanium screws (implants) with integrated ball-tops are inserted into the jaw, where they will fuse into the bone. The procedure typically takes about an hour, and can be done under local anesthesia. Your existing denture is modified to sit comfortably over the implants during the healing phase.
Discomfort from the procedure is usually minor. Your dentist can prescribe medication to alleviate pain and will suggest a modified diet during the initial healing phase.
After the implants have healed, your denture is modified to snap onto the ball-tops. The denture will be secure until you remove it for clesning. Simply apply upward pressure to the front of the denture with your thumbs to unseat the denture.
Daily cleaning consists of removing your denture at night and brushing around your implants to remove any food and plaque. Following your doctor's post-operative instructions and maintaining your dental hygiene are important factors in ensuring the long term success of your treatment.