Dental implants can provide stability to loose and ill-fitting dentures. The implants can connect or attach to dentures.
Dental implants minimize the common problems with dentures by providing denture stabilization.
Two Implants with “ball attachments” are designed to basically stabilize the denture. The denture is still supported by the “gums” but it does not lift or rotate.
As the denture is secured by ball attachments, there is still some tipping action, especially in the back region.
Four implants with a bar attached to them provide greater stability and security and still have the advantages of a removable denture. The bar connecting the implants supports the denture.
By securing the denture in this manner, denture sore spots and tipping are no longer present. This gives an extremely stable and secure result.
By placing five to six implants in either the upper and lower jaw, a non-removable denture can be made that is screwed into the implants. This provides the ultimate in denture stability or supports the lips and soft tissues.
The denture cannot be removed by the patient but must be removed by the dentist at regular intervals in order to clean and maintain the implants.
This option requires a strong commitment from the patient to ensure that food and plaque is not allowed to collect around the implants.