My upper dentures are fine, but my lowers are constantly a juggling act when I try to eat. Can I have implants on the lower and keep a full denture on top?
Absolutely! This is an unfortunate situation that many of our patients who wear dentures experience on a daily basis.
In dentistry, it’s a well established fact that a full lower denture is the most unstable dental prosthetic fabricated in any dental practice. This is because when you chew, the average lower denture is five times more likely to move than the upper.
If you’re suffering with advanced bone loss, you may also face additional problems like difficulty with your speech, poor muscle coordination, and the inability to keep the denture in place. All of these will have an adverse effect on enjoying a normal lifestyle.
Fortunately, dental implants offered at WisconsinSmiles can be a great solution for rectifying all these problems. Even if you’ve experienced significant bone loss, there’s still a good chance that we can do something to help. In most cases, a thorough evaluation and panoramic x-ray is all that’s required to decide if you are a good candidate for implants. We’ll take the time to talk to you about the problem that’s bothering you the most and work together until it’s resolved to your satisfaction.
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- I consulted a dentist several years and he told me that I didn’t have adequate bone to place in-the-bone implants without fracturing my now fragile jawbone. Are there any alternatives?
- My husband lost all his teeth from gum disease. He refuses to wear "false teeth". Would implants give him the look and function of natural teeth?