“Lower Dentures should not be loose!”
Implants Stabilize Lower Dentures
The most effective use of implants is stabilization of a lower denture. There are approximately 50,000,000 people in the United States who are “edentulous” (literally meaning lacking teeth) who struggle daily with prosthetic devices. Many suffer a great deal of discomfort as a result of lose dentures. While upper dentures usually exhibit a degree of suction and retention to the palate of the mouth. The lower dentures usually dislodge to some degree as the lower jaw is utilized with confounding muscular movements from the lips and tongue. The single most effective use of implants is thestabilization of a lower denture.
How Do Implants Work?
The standard insertion protocol for dental implants calls for four of them to be set into the lower jaw. This is a relatively painless procedure, requiring only a mild anesthesia. The dental implants are placed about five millimeters apart in the lower jaw. The denture is then carefully adjusted by the dentist to allow it to snap onto the four implants. The result? A tight fitting, completely reliable system that allows a patient to speak and eat with confidence. Further, a denture patient who has had his or her prosthesis stabilized with an implant can remove and replace the denture easily after a little practice, and can easily utilize good dental hygiene.