How long do denture implants last?
Denture implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. In some cases, the denture plate may need to be replaced due to wear and/or damage- but the implants themselves will last for a long time.
What is denture stabilization?
Denture stabilization is the process of converting traditional dentures into snap-on dentures. This involves the placement of 2 to 8 implants into the jawbone to hold the denture in place. This is not permanent; you will be able to remove the denture yourself for cleaning.
Do I need snap-on dentures?
If you already have dentures or you are missing most or all of your teeth, then you need snap-on dentures. This is because snap-on dentures are a great tooth replacement solution. The implants protect against jawbone deterioration and further tooth loss, which also protects our facial structure.
Do snap-on dentures help with bone preservation?
Yes, snap-on dentures help with bone preservation because dental implants are used to hold the dentures in place. Tooth loss causes jawbone loss because the jawbone is not being used. The implant acts as a tooth root, stimulating the jawbone, keeping it healthy.
Can you turn regular dentures into snap-on dentures?
Yes, you can convert traditional dentures into snap-on dentures. In fact, this is one of the best upgrades you can do with your dentures. The process involves adding connectors to your dentures and having implants placed. The connectors attach to the implants and can be fixed or removable.