Floating Dentures Can Be Stabilized With Mini Implants

Floating Dentures in Scottsdale, AZ | Denture Stabilization

Imagine it’s a relaxing, beautiful day, and you’re at the lake with your family. You’re floating on an inner tube, eyes closed, soaking up the sun, maybe enjoying a frosty beverage. Suddenly, you realize that while you were daydreaming, the water had taken you far away from your family and the comfort of the shore! You had no control over where you were drifting, resulting in an unwanted outcome. The same situation can happen with loose or “floating” dentures. If you’re not paying attention—whoops!—they can move, slide, or even fall out of your mouth. To avoid these embarrassing and unwanted scenarios, consider stabilizing your denture with mini dental implants.

Why Do Dentures Come Loose?

Floating Dentures in Scottsdale, AZ | Denture StabilizationTraditional dentures replace missing teeth but not missing tooth roots. So, while they restore some dental functionality, they don’t have the roots to use as anchor points. This means two things. First, they’re not as stable when chewing or speaking since they only rest on your gums for support. Second, the tooth roots do more than hold teeth in place—they also stimulate the jawbone. Without this stimulation, the jawbone will soon start to deteriorate. As your jawbone undergoes this resorption process, it changes shape, thus changing the way your dentures fit.

As their grip on your gums loosens, they start to move or “float” around in your mouth. This movement can be unexpected, making eating and speaking difficult or even embarrassing in social situations. If the fit becomes loose enough, your denture can even fall out of your mouth! Just like the inner tube that floats away from shore while you’re not paying attention, your ill-fitting denture can surprise you anytime.

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What Can You Do About Floating Dentures?

While floating dentures may sound like a nightmare, the good news is we have an easy, effective, and affordable solution. We can stabilize your floating denture using mini dental implants. At The Mini Dental Implant Center of America in Scottsdale, AZ, we specialize in providing dental solutions powered by mini implants. These tiny titanium screws give a sturdy base to attach a dental prosthetic. An experienced implant dentist like Dr. Mann or Dr. Shatkin can place the implants directly into your jawbone in minutes. Their minimally invasive placement procedure only requires a tiny pilot hole, and with local anesthetic, you won’t feel anything.

By stabilizing your existing denture with mini implants, we turn it into an implant-retained denture. Sometimes called a snap-on denture, your new teeth will “snap” onto 4-8 mini implants and be removable for cleaning at night. This maintains the convenience of removable dentures while greatly increasing the stability and functionality of your teeth. With snap-on dentures, the fears associated with floating dentures will be a thing of the past. You’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods again and speak without unwanted lisps. You won’t need to fear social situations or your teeth falling out unexpectedly. The peace of mind and quality of life improvements combined with their oral health benefits make implant-retained dentures a fantastic choice.

How Much Do Mini Implants Cost?

At MDICA Scottsdale, we understand that cost is a major concern when considering a comprehensive procedure. That’s why our staff strives to help keep costs manageable for all our patients. We’ll work with your dental insurance provider to ensure you get the most from your benefits. We can also provide financing options with affordable monthly payments to make implant dentures a reality for every budget size. We don’t want financial stress to keep our patients receiving a transformative dental opportunity.

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Fix Your Floating Dentures Today

If you’re sick of dealing with dentures that slip, slide, and cause embarrassment or want to improve your long-term oral health, it’s time to check out snap-on dentures. Dr. Shatkin and Dr. Mann are ready to meet with you and walk you through all the options. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation and explore how much better life can be with a stable, functional implant denture.

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