How Denture Stabilization Brings Comfort for Denture Wearers?
The greatest grumbling among denture wearers will usually have something to do with the glue they need to make sure about them into place. While there are numerous varieties available, they are uncomfortable to use and will often defile the test of food and leave an awful aftertaste in your mouth.
Fortunately, for some dental patients, that gooey glue will be a remembrance of the past, thanks to the modern restorative dentistry denture stabilization.
What is Denture Stabilization?
In denture stabilization, implants are added to keep the dentures tightly placed in the mouth. Single tooth implants are usually most common, but dentures are a great way to meet this demand when most of their teeth are replaced.
There are two types of denture stabilizations: ball-retained and bar-retained dentures. Ball-retained dentures are also known as stud-attachment dentures. For these, the jawbone implants with metal appendages are used to fit over the branches on the dentures.
The implant adjuncts are often in the shape of a ball, while the denture adjuncts are similar to sockets. Thus, the ball fits into the socket.
The bar-retained dentures treatment includes placement of 3-4 implants and the attachment of a customized bar. It still allows for the denture to be removed from the mouth for cleaning. Patients also have to brush the bar, which remains fastened to the implants in the mouth.
Why choose dental stabilization?
Traditional dentures are not an effective way of replacing missing teeth. These prosthetic devices are not secure as they’d want, as many will eventually slip or slide around after regular use. So dentists introduced dental stabilization treatment in which dentures are stabilized by fixing them in place using dental implants. Here is the list of benefits of dental stabilization:
- This latest procedure was introduced so that patients could wear dentures more easily and comfortably. Similar to full teeth implants, the mini implants used with this technique can be implanted within a couple of hours and will secure the dentures into position firmly.
- Patients undergoing dental stabilization procedures report a much more comfortable lifestyle without pain and embarrassing control issues.
- Dentures become problematic over time as the gums’ underlying bone will begin to decay. By adding the mini implants within the gum line, the dentures can be transformed to fasten firmly securely into place without much effort, and they will stay where they are until detached for cleaning.
- Dental stabilization provides more ease in talking, as the dentures cannot move around in the mouth. It also strengthens chewing capabilities.
How It Works?
If your jawbones are healthy, and the doctor will approve you as the right candidate for this procedure. In that case, your dentist will fit the mini implants to create the stabilization for your dentures. To do this, your gums will be anesthetized, where the implants will be inserted. Then the doctor will drill the gums to insert implants. Depending on what type of device will be fitted to them, whether it is a full plate or a partial, the diminutive dental implants will be placed into each hole drilled.
Once the implants are inserted, a tiny wrench is used to tighten them into place. Once set, ratchet wrenches are used to secure them to the bone properly. The best part of this procedure is that it will not require stitches, and in most cases, gums are fully healed within a few days.
You have the option of completely replacing your old dentures with a new set that will come with corresponding wells to fit over the implants; your dentist can alter your current set to fit without much effort.
You have the option of completely replacing your old dentures with a new set that will come with corresponding holes to fit over the implants. Or you can ask your dentist to alter your current set for dental stabilization.
He simply drills holes that will line up with the mini dental implants in your gums and fit them with metal coverings that will work in the same way as a garment snap does. After that, the dental plate is simply fastened into position, where it will remain until you remove it for cleaning.
Dental stabilization is very easy to accomplish. Within days of the procedure, patients can return to thoroughly enjoying their food and drink without worrying whether their adhesive will continue to hold. Most patients report being able to laugh, drink, eat, and smile without problems and live their lives comfortably with a beautiful smile.
If you’re interested in learning more about denture stabilizers and your options, please don’t hesitate to call our Mount Pleasant & Charleston, S.C. Dental Office: (843) 388-9690.