What is Denture Stabilization?
Denture stabilization makes it possible for people to take advantage of the affordability of dentures without having to deal with many of the disadvantages associated with these prosthetics. There are millions of people in the U.S. missing most of their natural teeth. While single tooth implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth, things can quickly get very expensive when a person needs to replace the majority of their teeth.
That is why dentures are so prevalent in the first place. These prosthetics allow people to replace all of their missing teeth at a meager cost. It is not uncommon for an entire set of dentures to cost less than getting a couple of implants.
Some of the biggest complaints made by people who wear dentures include not being able to eat as they would like and dealing with the prosthetic continually slipping and moving around in their mouths. Most people who wear dentures are not huge fans of dental adhesives that are used to keep dentures in place. Many of these products come with slightly weird tastes.
Now, there is a better alternative for those who want something better than dentures but cannot afford to have all of their missing teeth replaced with implants.
Understanding denture stabilization
Many people refuse to wear dentures because of the way these devices continuously move around in the wearer’s mouth. Fortunately, denture stabilization is now possible. Implants can be used to keep the dentures firmly in place.
These implant-supported dentures are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and having implants inserted into the patient’s jawbone helps to prevent bone tissue loss. Unlike traditional dentures, implant overdentures are a permanent solution. Once added, a dentist is required to remove the device.
That means patients no longer have to deal with tiring cleaning routines that come with traditional dentures. The device needs to be taken out at night for a thorough cleaning. The wearer still has to brush their mouth afterward, and then the dentures are soaked in denture solution overnight to disinfect and re-moisturize it.
Stabilizing dentures provide many benefits like:
- Restoring the patient’s ability to chew foods, leading to better digestion and overall health.
- Easier to talk with.
- More comfortable than traditional dentures.
- Easier to clean and maintain since it requires the same thing real teeth need like brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
- Patients no longer have to deal with gum irritation and mouth sores.
Why missing teeth should never be ignored
Some people opt to ignore their missing teeth due to financial or time constraints. However, that should never be an option since living with missing teeth can lead to other oral issues arising.
Some of the disadvantages of living with missing teeth include:
- Disintegrating facial structures.
- Difficulty speaking and eating.
- Makes patients look older.
- Lowers self-esteem.
Looking to learn more about denture stabilization? Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today and explore your options. Having dentures firmly secured to implants will increase your quality of life.
Here’s how you do that!
Call (210) 822-8500 today to reach Preferred Dental Center.