Supporting and Retaining Removable Dentures or Partials
Did you ever wonder why there were so many commercials about denture creams and adhesives? Normally traditional dentures sit right on the gums and are not held in by much, especially the lower denture. Over time the bone under a denture shrinks and the denture tends to get looser, sometimes creating sore spots and making it difficult to keep the denture in place. If the patient is fortunate and their denture fits well and stays ‘put’, then the other problem can be that their speech and taste can be affected due to having the roof of their mouth covered. Either way it becomes a quality of life issue.
Implants can provide a very effective and economical solution to these problems. As few as 2 implants on the lower arch can stabilize and retain a lower denture so it no longer ‘flops around’ or comes out at the most inconvenient time. Once the implants are attached to your denture, you have a solid denture that works great and keeps the bone in the areas of the implants.
With 4 implants on the upper arch we can reliably make a denture for you that doesn’t more around, will not fall out and best of all it is open on the roof of your mouth, so that your taste is restored and your speech is much less affected. Implants have truly revolutionized removable dentures, making then solid when you need them to be yet removable for good cleansability. It truly is a ‘win-win’.