"My first dental implant and it was a completely painless experience -- during and after the procedure. Wonderful staff and Dr. Joe offers experience, expertise and a great chair side manner. Having spoken to others who have had conventional implants, I can say that Dr. Joe's implants are less invasive, less painful and require much less time. Although it usually requires 3 visits, since I live 6 hours away, they worked it into two visits."

- Johnathan T.

Denture Stabilization Charleston, SC

Do you need to replace all of your teeth at one time? Joseph C. Gillespie, DDS in Charleston, SC offers high-quality, custom dentures are a durable, cost-effective option. Our dental implant dentist has years of experience in full mouth rehabilitation, reconstruction, and prosthetics.

Stabilize Your Denture with Dental Implants

A traditional denture is held in place by a suction that is created between your prosthesis and the gum tissues that it rests on. However, oral anatomy can change over time, and as the contour of your bone adjusts, the suction can be compromised. A lack of bone height can cause the same concern, leading to your denture feeling loose or slipping out of place throughout the day. It can also contribute to pain, tissue chafing, and changes in your bone anatomy.

At Joseph C. Gillespie, DDS we offer denture stabilization with dental implants.

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How does implant stabilization for dentures work?

As few as 2-4 mini implants or traditional dental implants are placed in strategic points in the mouth.

Next, a new streamlined denture is made that is permanently affixed over the dental implants, which never comes out. This type of "All-on-4™" or "hybrid" style denture is slimmer and follows the contour of your natural bite (freeing up the extra space in the roof of your mouth.)

If you have an existing denture, often times it can be retrofitted to be secured with the dental implants or a new denture is made, so that it can snap in and out over the implant abutments. You would remove this denture for routine care and maintenance, just like a traditional denture.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

A permanently affixed implant denture is one of the most reliable and comfortable ways to make your new prosthesis fit into your current lifestyle. With the security of dental implants, your denture can withstand greater chewing forces, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods. That’s something that a traditional denture can’t do, because of how little pressure they can withstand.

Because dental implants enhance your bone quality, your stabilized denture will help to reduce the changes in how your facial profile is affected by bone loss. You might feel like you look younger than you have in years!


If you're considering dentures, call our office to schedule a consultation.

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