Denture Stabilisation Sunshine Coast
Often over time, dentures start to move around, not fit as well, and lack stability and retention. Luckily, Denture Stabilisation is here to help! Dental implants can be placed right here on the Sunshine Coast to help anchor and retain your dentures. Usually, dental implants are used to help retain lower dentures. However, dental implants can be used to help hold in upper dentures.
Most commonly at our Sunshine Coast dental practices, two dental implants are placed into the lower jaw to help retain an ill fitting lower denture. While this dental implant treatment dramatically improves retention, comfort and function of the denture it does not improve it as much as the entire dental arch dental implant replacement discussed above. While every person is different, the placement of two dental implants in the lower jaw to help anchor a lower denture results in retention of a lower denture to a similar level to that of an upper denture. This treatment involves the placement of two implants approximately into the canine area of the lower jaw. After a period of healing a connector is placed on the dental implants with a corresponding retentive device in the denture to locate and retain the denture in place. These retainers wear out over time so have to be replaced periodically.
Unstable dentures are a common complaint for patients. Some patients find the only way they can come to use their dentures is through the use of adhesive pastes under fitting surfaces to hold them in place. With movement of dentures, sores and ulcers can form on the gums and soft tissues of the mouth leading to patients leaving their dentures out most of the day. Dentures can become dislodged and move around through movement of the tongue and muscles of the mouth. They can move with eating and everyday speech. This can affect people’s confidence and satisfaction in social settings and during meal times.
Dental Implants can be used to act as points of stabilisation for the denture to connect to and help prevent these issues. They can brace against the movements of the muscles and assist in keeping dentures in place during speech and meal times. Dental Implants can act as a cost effective way of improving the retention, comfort and function of your dentures to give you the confidence you need in everyday settings.
If you are interested in trying to get your dentures to hold in place better, call one of our dental practices in Caloundra, Kawana or Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast for a free dental implant consultation.