Denture stabilization treatment in our Vernon Hills office
For well over a century, dentures have been a primary form of tooth replacement when all teeth have been lost or removed. Denture stabilization are functional in that they allow you to regain a more natural smile. These appliances, which sit on top of the gums, should lead to functional speaking and eating, as well as supported facial contours. Even with the advantages that come with dentures, there are certain drawbacks, as well.
Problems with conventional denture stabilization
Dentures are designed to remain stable via suction that is naturally created between the appliance and the gums. Careful planning goes into denture design, with several measurements taken to assure a snug fit and strong suction. What many people find is that their upper denture tends to feel far more stable than their lower one does.
The specific problems that can occur with lower dentures are rooted in the size of the jawbone itself, as well as the shape and size of the denture appliance. Lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe, covering only the arch where natural teeth once were. This design is to allow the tongue to move as needed for chewing and speaking. Because of this small size, however, lower dentures can have poor stability.
A solution with dental implants
Dental implants emerged in dentistry more than thirty years ago. Since their early development, dentists have realized just how versatile implants are in treating tooth loss. Implants are tiny posts that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing roots. Over time, healthy bone tissue fuses to these posts, recreating the natural structure necessary for ultimate stability. Though implants are single posts, it is possible to replace all teeth with only a few implants and a denture appliance.
At Smile More Today, we are committed to providing our patients with solutions that work for their unique needs. One option that can be life-changing is denture stabilization with mini implants. This treatment takes place in our office in Vernon Hills or Chicago and leads to the highest degree of function with a denture appliance. Mini implants offer several advantages, including:
- Minimally invasive procedure takes only a short time to complete.
- Smaller implants are ideal for placement in the lower jaw, where bone density may be lower. Mini implants can often be effective for patients who have worn dentures for some time and have lost some of their bone structure.
- In many cases, implants and dentures can be completed in one day. Seating dentures immediately means that your smile never misses a beat.
Dr. Kumar and our experienced dental team can help you regain total confidence in your smile even after tooth loss or years of wearing unstable dentures. Contact SmileMoreToday in Chicago or Vernon Hills to learn more about the advantages of denture stabilization with mini implants.