May 9, 2018
You’ve had your dentures for a few years. You may have even had them relined or replaced already.
You know what you like about them … and you know how frustrating they can be.
It would be great if your dentures would stay in place so you could eat and speak without worrying that your “teeth” might come loose at any moment.
If this seems familiar — or you want to avoid those problems entirely — then it’s time for you to call (845) 670-5423 to make an appointment at Smile Design Dental. Dr. Geraldine Petrosino can answer your questions about implant-supported dentures and mini implants.
Your dentures could function more like natural teeth than you may have thought was possible.
Traditional dentures rest over your gums.
Sure, they should be molded to fit well, but that doesn’t change the fact that there isn’t anything to hold your teeth replacements in place. This is why they can get pulled out when you try to bite into certain things (apples, for example). It’s also why chewing is more difficult when you are trying to eat a bite of steak or chicken.
And since your dentures are resting on a wet surface, they also can move around when you try to speak. This can affect how you pronounce words. From what we’ve heard from our patients, it can also make some people hesitant to say anything.
Do denture adhesives helps, a little, but those benefits are temporary. Besides, the adhesives can alter the flavor of your food, which is one of the reasons many people enjoy eating.
Secure & Stable
Dental implants have been around for decades, and in that time, new techniques for placing implants as well as new kinds of implants have been developed.
Mini implants have made it possible for more people than ever to have implant-supported dentures.
Mini implants are smaller than traditional implants. This means mini implants can be placed jaw that may have too much bone mass to support full-sized implants. In spite of their smaller size, mini implants can be comparably effective at securing dentures by creating a direct connection to your jawbone, particularly for lower dentures.
With mini implants, you won’t need adhesives. You will be able to speak freely, and you’ll be able to eat anything that you want to eat. Your dentures will stay in place, and they will function nearly as well as a full set of healthy teeth.
Feel Good About Your Dentures
Most people are pretty excited when they first get their dentures. After all, it is better than no teeth at all. In time, many people also realize the limitations of slippery, unsecured dentures.
You don’t have to fight those problems. You can fix them (or prevent them) with mini implants or one of our other implant options. Dr. Petrosino has helped countless patients from Newburgh, NY and the surrounding area restore their smiles and much more with mini implants.