Denture Stabilization Columbus, OH
Denture stabilization is when dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to stabilize and secure the dentures firmly in place in your mouth. Single tooth implants are most common, but if you need most of your teeth replaced, dentures are a great restoration solution. Traditional dentures can become quite uncomfortable, loose, and negatively affecting your eating and speaking habits.
At East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry, our entire team loves helping you develop optimal oral health as well as a functional and healthy smile. Our team uses forward thinking treatments and state-of-the-art technology, to ensure the most comfortable treatment for you. Our practice focuses on delivering personal care and developing individual treatment plans based on your unique needs. We emphasize preventive care and patient education because we want you to understand why it is important to keep your mouth healthy and how to do it. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of a denture stabilization procedure.
As you age or an unfortunate accident occurs in your life, you may find yourself needing dentures. Dentures make it possible for you with your missing teeth to feel confident again. However, you may find dentures to be a nuisance because of the way it can move around in your mouth, fall out when chewing difficult foods, or generally just uncomfortable. Denture stabilization has become an increasingly popular method of offering secure and stable dentures.
Benefits of Denture Stabilization
Denture stabilization can improve many areas of your life, including:
- It will aid in the ability to chew food properly, thus promoting better digestion.
- Much more comfortable than traditional dentures.
- So much easier to clean, it is like having your natural teeth again! Just brush and floss!
- A decrease of mouth sores and gum infection.
- Improves your ability to speak normally, as regular dentures can shift and slip in your mouth.
- Will provide a permanent solution to your missing teeth.
The Cost of Your Denture Stabilization
The cost of your denture stabilization will vary depending on your individual needs and your treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before we begin, so that you can make the best choice for your situation.
The Disadvantages of Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures have long been the method of replacing a full arch of missing teeth and until recently they were the only viable option. Dentures have numerous disadvantages which make them a less-than-ideal solution. Traditional dentures often slip out of place, make noises when you speak or eat, cause painful chewing sores, and provide as little as 10 percent of your natural chewing power.
Wearing traditional dentures also accelerates jawbone atrophy. This bone loss causes the dentures to become loose repeatedly, resulting in the need for numerous relines and refits. This can eventually reach a point where no denture can be made to fit properly.
Under certain circumstances, our team can use dental implants to help your current denture remain securely in place and increase its chewing power. Placing implants and retrofitting your existing denture is known as denture stabilization.
With your dentures now stabilized with dental implants, all the inconvenience and discomfort of loose traditional dentures are a thing of the past.
How Does Denture Stabilization Work?
Denture stabilization is a process of having dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone to then attach to the dentures to stabilize and secure them on the arch. Regular dentures sit on top of the gum and are held in place with an adhesive. There is no rooted support. You may not have teeth in the arch, but you have enough bone mass in the jaw to adequately support the implant. By implanting this artificial root into the jawbone, it also helps prevent any further bone loss. Your dentures are firmly attached and secured to literally an artificial root providing the benefits of that root. The process includes attachments on the underside of the dentures that are clipped onto attachments on the implants. You may also prefer to have a procedure where there is a fixed crown or bridgework to gain a more permanent result. These stabilized dentures cannot be removed at all, while the ones with attachments are removable.
After the dental implant supported denture treatment is completed, your dentures will be secured in place and they will be far more comfortable to wear. There will be a noticeable increase in chewing power along with the ability to eat some of your favorite foods again. The implants deliver biting and chewing pressures as well as even temperature changes, much like a natural root.
Types of Stabilized Dentures
There are two different types of denture stabilizations: ball-retained and bar-retained dentures.
- Ball-retained dentures are also known as stud-attachment dentures. For these, the implants in the jawbone have metal attachments on them that are used to fit onto the attachments on the dentures. The implant attachments are usually in the shape of a ball while the denture attachments are more like sockets. Thus, the ball fits into the socket.
- Bar-retained dentures require at least two to five implants in your jawbone. A metal bar that matches the curve of your arch is attached to all these implants. The denture goes over the bar, and the implants or dentures or both may have attachments on them to help clip them all together.
Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is an invaluable asset, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Dr. Levy and the staff are wonderful, friendly, caring people. They make you feel calm during what can be a very stressful time. I had a deep cleaning & extraction yesterday and it was painless and quick. I was in and out in just a little over an hour. I received instructions for my aftercare along with the items needed to take care of my mouth. I feel wonderful today, no pain and eating normally. If you have anxiety about visiting the dentist, come see Dr. Levy and staff, they will put you at ease and take good care of you!
- Christi L
Everyone made me feel so welcomed even though I was nervous, Dr. Levy was great and informative made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Dee H.
A Mission Statement YOU can Trust for High Quality Periodontal Care
The entire team at East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry is focused on providing you with excellence in periodontal and implant care in a concerned, caring, gentle, friendly, and relaxed environment.
Our philosophy of care is multidisciplinary, to create partnerships with your general dentist as well as other dental specialists and provide you with the most comprehensive treatment planning and care that is available today.
Our team believes that communication is crucial for both you and us, both in written documentation and verbal communication. Value-based decisions are at the cornerstone of our personalized treatment for you. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment that works for your schedule.