Dentures stabilization in Clarksburg, WV, provides superior comfort and functionality.
Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your confidence and your oral health. However, many patients struggle to wear their dentures consistently, either because they are uncomfortable or don’t like to use dental adhesive. If you want to smile, dentures are great. If you’re going to eat with dentures, you need denture stabilization with implants. While the team at All Smiles Dental in Clarksburg, WV, can help you adjust your dentures for a more comfortable fit, we also offer dentures stabilization, a process using dental implants for a secure, comfortable fit for your replacement teeth.
Benefits of denture stabilization
Dental implants will secure your dentures to your jawbone, which reduces stress on your soft tissue and TMJ. It allows your dentures to fit more comfortably, so you can eat what you want and not what you can. Implant stabilized dentures prevent your prosthetic teeth from floating or gliding so you can chew safely and speak clearly without issue. Dental implants also help patients retain facial features and structure by protecting their jawbone from resorption.
Sores from poorly fitted dentures are more than just a nuisance-they can increase your risk for infections and contribute to oral cancer. An ill-fitting denture causes 11% of oral cancer. Additionally, improper use of zinc-containing dental adhesives can cause neurological damage from overexposure. Dental implants allow you to lock your dentures in place without adhesives and protect your soft tissue from damage. Significant advances in dental implants make patients who once were not candidates for implants are now great candidates for this life-changing procedure. The dentists in our office will evaluate your oral health and help you determine if dental implants are the best option.
What to expect from the procedure
Dental implants are fixed directly into your jaw during oral surgery. Our office has invested in advanced technology such as Cone Beam CT scans, digital impressions, and digital x-rays so we can evaluate your oral health and avoid surprises during surgery. Depending on your jaw and soft tissues’ health, you may need a bone or tissue graft to help stabilize the implant. Denture stabilization is typically done with 4-6 dental implants inserted during a single procedure. If you’ve recently had extractions or tooth loss, you may need to wait a few weeks to let your gums heal before the procedure.
Once the implants are placed, they can be utilized 80 % of the time immediately to secure the denture. 20% may need 4-8 weeks to integrate before they can support your dentures. You will never go without your smiles; while implants are integrating, you will still wear dentures. Our dentist will advise you on the best ways to care for your replacement teeth and continue to protect your oral health, so your new smile will last years to come. Contact our office in Clarksburg, WV, today at (304) 635-5454 to learn more.