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If your dentures hurt when you eat or chew or fall out when you speak then implant dentures may be for you! Our practice have found that some denture wearers suffer pain, bad breath, and even embarrassment when their dentures move unexpectedly during speaking or chewing. Mini dental implants to stabilize loose or poorly fitting lower dentures often brings relief and solves these common problems.

How is the Procedure Performed?

This procedure is virtually painless can usually be completed in just one office visit. First, an exam and xray will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, which require a sufficient base of jaw bone for their placement. Using local anesthesia (just like fillings or extractions), several implants will be placed into the bone. Once the implants are secure, we will adjust/modify your denture so that it attaches with your new implants. The result is that your upper or lower denture is now firmly in place and you can speak and eat with confidence.

A Fix for Common Denture Problems
We have found that some denture wearers suffer physical discomfort, unpleasant breath, and even embarrassment when their dentures move unexpectedly during speaking or chewing. Using mini dental implants to stabilize loose or poorly fitting lower dentures often brings relief and solves these common problems.

So if your denture is loose and are having a hard time eating the foods you love to eat, talk to Dr.Glasmeier about mini implants for dentures!

What are mini implants and how are they used in dentures?


They are miniature titanium screws/anchors that are placed into the jawbone to help with various dental procedures such as:


1. Improving the fit of dentures

2. Help replace small, missing teeth.

3. Assist in orthodontics to move teeth into more favorable positions.


The implant simulates a root of a tooth and has a ball that sits on the top of implant that articulates with a denture or a crown. It works similar to a ball and socket joint that provides excellent retention and resistance form. It is most useful in denture applications to help provide resistance against lifting forces.


Mini implants are placed under local anesthesia and are quite pain free when compared to something like a root canal or an extraction of a tooth. There are not incisions, no cutting of the bone, and no long healing times. After placement, the ball of the implant will be sticking out of the gum tissue and will be the only visible portion of the implant. Because they are minimally invasive, there is very little healing period and dentures can be stabilized the same day the implants are placed. Depending on the situation, sometimes a new denture is made against the new implants or the existing denture can be refit ("retrofitted") to the new implants.


So who is a candidate for mini implants?

-Ill-fitting or poor fitting dentures

-Patients that cannot eat foods like corn, apples, steak, crackers, etc.

-Someone who is afraid to laugh, smile or speak for fear of their denture

coming out.

-Patients that want pain-free, immediate results and not long healing times.


Ask Dr.Glasmeier about mini implants and how they can help make your dentures better!!

What are the Options for Tooth Replacement?



If tooth loss is unavoidable, there are various options for replacement that can effectively restore your smile. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can be surgically anchored to the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge in place. Implants are permanent and stable, and they look and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants may also be used in addition to a denture for better stabilization.

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and adjoining tissues.

Partial dentures are an option if you have some natural teeth remaining, as they fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting position. Full dentures are appropriate if you have lost most or all of your teeth. "Immediate" dentures are inserted immediately following removal of the natural teeth, while "conventional" dentures are placed in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after tooth removal.

A dental bridge is a false tooth that is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth and the bridge is not removable because it is secured into place.



False teeth and the different types

What is the major difference between a conventional and a immediate denture?


The major difference is the time at which the denture is placed. An immediate denture is delivered at the time of the extractions or when all the remaining teeth are removed. A conventional denture typically follows an immediate denture by 6-12 months or when the gums are done healing from the extractions. The advantages of an immediate denture is exactly what it implies----the patient will have teeth to wear as soon as the teeth are taken out so there is no time that they have to go without the teeth. Patients willing to go without teeth for 6 months can go straight to a conventional denture without the immediate however most patients prefer getting an immediate denture for cosmetic reasons. This is with the understanding that they will have another denture 6-12 months down the road due to reasons what will be mentioned in an upcoming blog. Talk with your dentist about what kind of denture is best for you.