In the past, dentists were limited in the options they could provide their patients that were missing teeth or wearing dentures. Many of the patients struggle to keep their partials and dentures securely fastened, especially dentures worn in the lower jaw. Now, dentists are using dental implants to stabilize partial and full dentures, and keep them firmly locked in place.
With the installation of a titanium rod below the gum line, dentists use the rod attachment to provide denture stabilization. This helps their patients restore proper chewing and allow for improved health through better diet. In addition, stabilizing the dentures improves confidence and speech. It also minimizes gum tissue irritation to increase comfort.
The minimally invasive procedure can take as few as two appointments to complete. The first appointment involves installing two or more titanium rods in the upper or lower jaw, and providing enough time between appointments for the gum tissue to heal. The second procedure involves attaching the dentures to the rod.
Using two or more dental implants as an effective method for stabilizing dentures has been highly successful for hundreds of thousands of patients. The discomfort level to the patient is usually minimal especially when used in combination with prescription painkiller medications.
Dentures continue to be the ideal solution for patients suffering from the loss of most of their teeth. Now that implants can be used for stabilization, the patient can enjoy their dentures in normal activities, just like they did before they lost their teeth. This enjoyment extends in the foods they chew and consume, and while speaking.
Dental implants when used in conjunction with dentures have proven highly effective at increasing the patient’s self-confidence. This permanent solution is available to the patient at an affordable price.
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