Slipping Dentures are Ancient History with Dental Implants

Do you feel frustrated, embarrassed, and old because your dentures are uncomfortable? Do they slip and slide or fall out when you eat? These problems can be humiliating. They can steal your self esteem and quality of life. Today, denture patients do not have to endure discomfort, poor fit, and looseness. Revolutionary dental implants have transformed dental prosthetics.

Dental implants are small titanium fixtures that replace teeth roots. They fit into the jaw, in sockets left empty by missing teeth. Healthy jawbone tissue naturally integrates with the dental implant posts in a process called osseointegration. This creates a strong, reliable foundation for replacement teeth. While one dental implant can replace one tooth, a few implants can secure a denture, partial, or bridge. In some cases, two implants are placed, and a bar attached between them. Dentures clip onto the bar for stabilization. Another popular solution involves strategically placing four implant posts to hold a denture in place with snaps.

Implant placement usually requires surgery (except in the case of mini dental implants), and complete osseointegration takes three to six months. During this process, you may wear temporary dentures until your implants are ready for the final prosthetic. After the final denture is in place, you’ll no longer need to use denture cream or rely on unreliable natural suction to secure your denture. Fixed clasps or snaps will hold your denture solidly in place. Dental implant patients report eating chewy, sticky, and crunchy foods that they could not chew before implants. They also find renewed confidence and higher quality of life.

Dr. Dalvir Pannu is an implant dentist who works with a team of specialists at Pannu Dental Care to assess denture patients, plan implant placement, and carry out complete dental implant procedures in Cupertino, San Jose, Fremont, and Dublin, CA. If you’d like to know more about dentures stabilization, call the Pannu Dental Care visit closest to you.

 

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