Replacement teeth supported by dental implants are the closest clinical option to natural teeth.
Please see the information below about dental implants and get in touch if you have any questions.
Dental Implants Secure Your Dentures
Eliminate loose dentures
Millions of people around the world are missing enough teeth to require the use of a denture. Many of them struggle to keep their dentures secure, particularly in the lower jaw. If you have this problem, you already know about the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods that you love and the problems with denture adhesives.
Ask your dentist how to restore and maintain your natural smile with implant supported dentures from BioHorizons, an implant manufacturer with a high success rate — that’s why your implant provider has chosen them over all the others on the market!
Restore your confidence
Too many people who have conventional dentures don’t wear them for the simple fact that they don’t stay in place. Dental implants offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with confidence.
More than 5 million dental implants are placed each year in the United States1 with a track record spanning over 50 years, so you can feel confident about their effectiveness and long-term durability. Properly cared for, implants can last a lifetime — that’s what makes them such a good value.
Denture stabilization benefits
• Restores proper chewing, allowing a better diet and improved health
• Improves speech and confidence
• Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue
• Eliminates the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives
• Can often utilize your existing denture and be done in as little as one day
• Minimally invasive procedure typically with little to no discomfort
What to expect
During the procedure, titanium implants are placed in the jaw. The procedure typically takes about an hour and can be done under local anesthesia. Your existing denture is modified to sit comfortably over the implants during the healing phase.
Discomfort from the procedure is usually minor. Over-the-counter medication is typically all that’s needed. Your dentist will suggest a modified diet during the initial healing phase. After the implants have healed, posts (or abutments) are connected to the implants and your denture is modified to snap onto the abutments. The denture will be secure but can easily be removed for cleaning.
Cleaning consists of removing your denture at night and brushing around your implants. Brushing also stimulates blood flow and promotes healthy gum tissue. Follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions and maintain your dental hygiene to ensure the long-term success of your treatment.
Overdenture inside view
Are you a candidate
Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can choose the best treatment plan for you. Please ask your doctor to explain the benefits and risks to determine if denture stabilization with implants is right for you.
Patient unhappy with denture instability
Two to four implants are placed with abutments that attach to denture
Modified denture securely snaps into place for stability and confidence
Prevent premature aging with dental implants
Effects of tooth loss
Losing teeth not only affects your smile and confidence. The jawbone begins to shrink and becomes brittle from lack of stimulation, changing the shape of your face and causing you to look prematurely aged.
Dental implants: the best option for tooth replacement
When missing teeth are replaced with dental implants, the implant acts as your natural tooth root, stimulating the bone around it. As such, your bone volume and density levels are maintained, instead of shrinking away due to lack of stimulation in the empty socket. When properly cared for, implants can last the rest of your life -- that's what makes them such a good value!
Untreated missing tooth
- Unattractive smile
- Loss of chewing ability
- Accelerated bone loss
Traditional crown & bridge
- Grinds down healthy teeth
- Bone loss continues
- Greater risk for cavities & tooth failure
- A temporary solution for looks & function
Dental implant with a crown
- Full chewing ability
- Preserve healthy teeth
- Prevent further bone loss
- Can be done in one day
Options for restoring your smile
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants are the closest clinical option to natural teeth. Your missing teeth are replaced with two or more dental implants that help preserve bone quality and quantity, ensuring that the replacement teeth will not slip or lose their fit over time. In general, dental implants have a 95% success rate. This makes them the most reliable way to replace your missing teeth over the long term.
TeethXpress - the gold standard
- Secure, natural looking teeth remain stable in your mouth with no need for removal
- Simple care routine, like with natural teeth, and does not require use of costly adhesives
- Preserves jawbone, reducing the appearance of premature aging
- Restores proper chewing ability up to 100%, allowing a better diet and improved health
- Minimally invasive and can generally be completed in one day
- A long-lasting, comfortable solution
Implant-supported denture - strong & stable
- More secure than a conventional denture
- Eliminates the need for adhesive
- Preserves jaw bone in the front of the mouth
- Restores chewing ability to 25-40%
- Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue than a conventional denture
- Must be removed daily for cleaning
Conventional denture - economical
- Removable and unstable, often shifting when speaking and eating
- Can further jawbone recession and the appearance of premature aging
- Chewing ability is commonly reduced to 5-15% over long-term use, leaving limited food choices
- Lower cost initially, but requires ongoing maintenance costs and adhesives through lifetime
- Will need to be remade or relined to compensate for bone loss
- Can be made within a few weeks
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