One of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years has been the development and use of dental implants. Dental implants are medical devices that replace the root portion of missing natural teeth. If a permanent tooth has been lost due to accident, injury or disease, an implant is a popular and effective solution. Implants are effective in many situations to replace teeth or even help anchor removable dentures.
When used to support a removable denture, usually two to six implants are placed in the jaw. Often times the patients existing denture can be used with simple adjustments and then attached to the implants. This results in a very secure denture, improving the patient’s confidence in speaking, eating and wearing their denture.
Having problems stabilizing and wearing your lower denture? Well we have a solution for you. More and more of our patients are choosing to secure their lower denture with mini implants.
Mini implants are smaller forms of our traditional sized implants which are usually used to replace missing teeth. Mini implants have an advantage for denture patients whom may have worn dentures for many years because of their small size, ease of placements and lower cost. A person who has worn dentures for many years has more than likely lost much of the boney support of their jaw and this results in a loose, ill fitting lower denture. Adding 4-6 mini implants can give the denture wearer the comfort, confidence and security they need to wear their lower denture proudly.
If you have a lower denture and would like more support, give us a call for a free consultation today.
Dr. KC McVey played college football. He was a 4 year letterman and All NWC League honors his senior year of college football.