Eat what you want with Mini Implant-Supported Dentures
Even if your dentures have been fitted carefully to your gums, or relined to fit again, it’s a losing battle to keep them that way due to the problem of bone loss when teeth are missing. Like any bone, stimulus is needed to keep the jawbone healthy. In the case of jawbone, this stimulus is supplied from the chewing forces of natural teeth. Conventional dentures don’t provide the stimulus needed to keep the jawbone healthy and prevent bone loss.
As the years go by without providing sufficient stimulus, more and more bone is lost through absorption back into the body. In the first year after a tooth is lost or pulled, there is a 25% decrease in bone width of the jawbone, and an overall decrease in height over the next few years.
Dentures that continually become loose
Poorly fitting dentures can cause constant irritation and pain, not to mention slippage and diet limitations. Dentures generally provide only about 10% of normal chewing power, meaning any hard or chewy foods are off limits. This is not only bad for enjoyment of meals, it’s also bad for your health as many healthy foods aren’t on the list of foods you can chew.
The solution is Implant-Supported Dentures. Dental implants act as tooth roots and help prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing. The implants also give your dentures added support, eliminating slippage and making it so you can eat what you want.
Snap-in Dentures with Mini Dental Implants
Dr. Woods uses the Mini Dental Implant system to stabilize your loose dentures. With six mini dental implants on the lower jaw and eight on the upper jaw, he can return your chewing power to practically normal. Your dentures won’t slip anymore and adhesives will become a thing of the past!
In a one stage procedure taking less than two hours, Dr. Neil Woods can stabilize your dentures with mini dental implants.
How snap-in Dentures work
Mini dental implants are narrow-diameter dental implants about the size of a toothpick. They are easily inserted into the jawbone in a minimally invasive procedure that requires no cutting or suturing, and no healing time. Dr. Woods can place the mini dental implants in less than two hours. You’ll walk out of our office with new, stabilized teeth, ready to enjoy your favorite meal!
Dr. Woods retrofits your current dentures with snaps, or creates new, high-quality dentures fitted with snaps. The mini dental implants have a ball on the end that fit snugly into the socket on the denture. He designs your dentures so that they will give you a comfortable bite and proper jaw alignment.
The mini implants provide so much stability that Dr. Woods can make you a denture without any fake palate covering the roof of your mouth.
Snap-in dentures can even be slept in, although they should be cleaned regularly, just like any teeth.
Experienced and knowledgeable care
Dr. Woods has placed thousands of dental implants. He has extensive training in mini dental implants as well as advanced training in dental implantology and full-mouth reconstruction.
If you’re thinking about doing something about your loose dentures, but are not sure which way to go or what exactly is involved, you can meet with Dr. Woods will examine your mouth and jawbone and give you treatment recommendations.
He’ll explain what’s involved and answer any questions you have.To make an appointment, call 410-647-1800 or click here to request an appointment online.