Dentures: With or Without Mini Dental Implants. If you are missing multiple teeth and would like a natural-looking and feeling solution, you may consider dentures. Dentures are made using a process where a dentist takes an impression of your mouth and an acrylic mold is made to match. If you have bone deterioration or your weight fluctuates, a traditional denture may not stay in your mouth. This is why you hear the horror stories of dentures coming out during eating or singing. The typical way to keep the denture in your mouth is by using a denture adhesive, which is basically a flavored glue. It may last a few minutes or a few hours. The best way to keep a denture in-place is through the use of mini dental implants. Once a patient has mini dental implants, the denture can be locked into place. No more messy glue and no more worry about the denture popping out during Sunday brunch.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
When you think of dental implants, you may think about replacing one tooth. Dental implants can replace multiple teeth and complete sets of teeth. At Freedom Mini Dental Implants, to support a denture Dr. Ackerman will place up to six mini dental implants along your gum line at the top or bottom of your mouth. The mini dental implants secure the denture acting like a tooth’s roots. Then, Dr. Ackerman will place special housings inside the denture that allows the denture to snap onto the ball head of the implants. The denture will then snap onto the implants — it’s that easy!
Denture Glue or Mini Dental Implants
Patients use glue to attach the dentures to their gums with traditional dentures. This method can cause ill-fitting dentures. Along with a messy application process, the glue masks the taste of foods and patients report feeling sick after prolonged adhesive use. With mini dental implants, you do not have to use glue. You snap the dentures on or off the mini dental implants. As an additional benefit, mini dental implants help slow – and even stop – bone loss after your teeth have been removed.
Since mini dental implants are easy to snap in and out of your gums, many of our patients say that they save time using mini dental implants compared to traditional dentures. It takes a lot of time to apply conventional dentures with denture glue. With mini dental implants, you save that time. Additionally, many patients spend time and money visiting the dentist because the dentures do not fit correctly or cause ulcers on their gums.
Many patients at Freedom Mini Dental Implants love their mini dental implant dentures. Mini dental implants give patients the freedom of having natural-looking and feeling teeth without the mess and complications of traditional dental implants. Mini dental implants and dentures are similar in many ways, but the benefits of mini dental implants outshine the advantages of conventional dentures. Call our dental office today if you are interested in mini dental implants or would like to schedule an appointment.