Denture stabilization is a process which makes it possible for people to benefit by the affordability of dentures, without having to deal with any of the unpleasant aspects of dentures. When your dentures are supported by implants, they won't move around in your mouth, and that means you won't have any problems with chewing and eating, or with speaking clearly.
Millions of Americans are missing most of their natural teeth, and one of the most affordable ways of replacing them is by having dentures installed. When you undergo denture stabilization, implants will anchor your dentures solidly in your mouth, so you won't have to deal with dental adhesives, and so you won't have to put up with any of the disadvantages of normal dentures.
CEREC Technology allows us to provide our patients with Same Day Restorations.
No more messy impression materials or hassle with annoying temporaries! CAD/CAM Technology offers our patients the opportunity to have a beautiful restoration designed, fabricated and delivered in a single appointment! Here’s how:
Using, CEREC Technology, we are able to take a photo scan of your tooth with a special laser camera that safely captures the anatomy of the prepared tooth and renders it as a 3-dimensional image.
We then customizes your crown, inlay or onlay using your digital “impression” and 3D imaging software while you relax with a magazine or music headphones.
After the doctor approves the final design, the CEREC milling system employs CAD/CAM technology to shape your restoration from a high-strength, metal-free ceramic or composite block in a shade to match your smile. This eliminates the repeat visit after sending the impression off to a lab, as this is now able to be done right in the office while you are in the chair!
One of the great things about denture stabilization is that your dentures will become solidly anchored in your mouth, and you won't have to worry about any slippage or any movement while eating. You won't have problems with your speech, since your dentures will be fixed in place, and you will be able to eat any of the foods you always used to love. When you know that you can count on your dentures staying in place, you'll also be much more confident about your appearance, and the kind of personality you project to those around you. Implant retained dentures are also called overdentures or snap on dentures.
The process involves having implants inserted directly into your jawbone, after which dentures would be attached and stabilized in the mouth. Traditional dentures simply sit on top of the gum line and have no support in the mouth. Even though you may not have any teeth in your jawbone, there will generally be enough bone in the jaw to accommodate the insertion of a titanium implant. This in fact, will actually prevent future bone loss, as well as providing a terrific foundation for the replacement teeth which get installed.
There are a number of reasons why you should not allow missing teeth to go untreated. For one thing, your facial structure can begin to degrade and make you look much older than you really are. When you're missing a number of teeth, you also won't be able to eat as effectively as you once could, nor will you be able to speak as clearly as you should. You might also develop a number of dental hygiene problems if you don't address a situation where you have multiple teeth missing from your mouth.
Q: How much do denture stabilization implants cost?
A: When you have a full arch of teeth replaced, using between four and six implants, it will generally cost somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000. It would cost much more if you were to have implants installed for all those teeth which need replacement.
Q: How long do snap-on dentures last?
A: The implants which get installed for snap-on dentures will typically last throughout your entire lifetime. It's possible that your overdenture might need to be replaced after a number of years, although many patients feel very comfortable in never having them replaced at all.
Q: What is a lower denture stabilizer?
A: This is an acrylic stabilizer which gets attached to the tongue side of your lower denture. It works by sliding beneath the tongue muscles situated in the back of your mouth, thus stabilizing the lower denture.
Q: What is the difference between snap-on dentures and permanent dentures?
A: Snap-on dentures might use two to four dental implants, and they actually get snapped into place on those implants. Permanent dentures or All-on-4 implants will generally use between four and six implants to create permanent dentures, and these cannot be taken out for cleaning.