Experiencing the discomfort of loose dentures can feel like wearing shoes that just don’t fit right. As you take a stroll, they slow you down because they risk falling off or pinching your toes. Wearing ill-fitting shoes is like having a loose denture—both situations can be uncomfortable and make you feel self-conscious.
Just as shoes that are too small or large for your feet cause discomfort with every step, loose dentures can feel cumbersome and insecure in your mouth. They create an uneasy sensation, affecting your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. Thanks to the support from mini dental implants provided at the Aesthetic Associates Centre, we can secure your dentures and give you a more secure fit.
Why You Should Replace Your Loose Dentures
Patients’ most common complaint about their traditional dentures is that they start to feel loose over time. One of the main causes of this is bone resorption, which occurs as a natural consequence of tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, you lose the root. The roots stimulate the jawbone whenever you bite and chew, keeping your jaw strong. Without the roots, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, making dentures that once fit well feel too loose. Jawbone resorption can also change your appearance, giving your face a sunken look.
While traditional dentures can be relined to improve their fit, this is only a temporary solution. As bone resorption progresses, the dentures must be periodically relined or even remade. These required visits bring inconvenience and additional expenses.
Many individuals with loose dentures will encounter challenges when eating and speaking. As the dentures shift more easily, they can limit your ability to chew properly and speak clearly. Ill-fitting dentures can also cause gum irritation, inflammation, and painful blisters and sores. Relatedly, loose dentures can heighten the risk of oral infections. Because bacteria can become trapped more easily when dentures don’t fit well, many individuals with loose dentures experience denture stomatitis, a fungal infection.
Denture Replacement Options
If you are ready to discard your loose-fitting dentures, we provide comfortable and secure alternatives at our practice. With the support of mini dental implants, we offer exceptional denture stability. A popular approach we often use is the Fix-on-Six® restoration system, patented by Dr. Todd Shakin. This method uses 6 to 10 mini dental implants to support a roundhouse zirconia bridge, which replaces all your teeth in the upper or lower arch while providing remarkable stability, function, and aesthetic appeal.
Unlike traditional dentures, these mini implant dentures look like natural teeth. They are semi-removable, which means you will never have to take them out. At your routine checkups, we will remove them for professional cleaning.
Thanks to the support from the dental implants, these dentures will last much longer and provide greater bite force and chewing pressure. Also, the added stability will give you greater confidence while speaking, smiling, laughing, and sneezing!
Mini Dental Implants: The Answer to Your Loose Denture
Mini dental implants function like conventional implants, acting as the root of the missing tooth and supporting the denture. However, mini implants are much smaller. Half the size of traditional implants, mini implants measure approximately 3 millimeters in diameter. While they are the same length as conventional implants, their narrow design facilitates a much quicker and minimally invasive procedure. In most cases, we can place mini implants in one visit.
Given their smaller size, it is hard to imagine how effective these devices can be. However, the strength of mini implants is remarkable. They can support a range of prostheses, from a single crown to a complete denture. With a high success rate equivalent to conventional implants, mini dental implant dentures are a reliable solution for denture stability.
The Benefits of Replacing Loose Dentures
Say goodbye to loose dentures. Dental implants, inserted into the jawbone, offer long-term stability and durability for your false teeth. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
The stability of mini implant dentures means your dentures will function like real teeth, enhancing confidence and delivering lasting value. You’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods again with the confidence that your teeth won’t budge.
Our implant dentures, meticulously crafted from zirconia at our in-house laboratory, not only guarantee stability but also impart a remarkably natural and attractive smile. Utilizing premium materials, these dentures seamlessly blend in. No one will know that your dentures aren’t your real teeth.
Additionally, since the implants function as the missing tooth roots, they provide a stronger bite and facilitate long-term bone health. By stimulating the jawbone, mini dental implants help prevent bone loss, ensuring continued oral wellness.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you are ready to replace your loose dentures, take the first step towards a confident smile by scheduling a free consultation at the Aesthetic Associates Centre. Our team specializes in mini dental implants, offering cutting-edge solutions tailored to address your unique denture concerns. Discover the transformative benefits of implant dentures and embark on a journey towards renewed confidence and dental well-being.