Dental stabilization implants, also known as mini implants, consist of small titanium posts used to stabilize or provide a more secure fit for a denture. The system is composed of tiny titanium implants that work like roots for your teeth and a retaining fixture that is integrated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant has the shape of a ball, and the retaining fixture acts as a socket that snaps over the ball when the denture is placed and securely holds the denture.
One of major problems of denture wearers is their fear that their denture will not firmly stay in place and will become loose or be floating. However, denture stabilization implants will help solve this difficulty and even give you confidence in eating or speaking. Usually, implants are placed or gently screwed into the ridge of the upper or lower jaw. This procedure is moderately painless and noninvasive. The dentist will adjust the denture by allowing it to snap onto the implants. The result can be satisfactory because it creates a reliable system that allows you to eat and speak with confidence. And it usually takes only about an hour to get the implants in proper placement.
Denture stabilization implants have been used by dentists for decades, and the Food and Drug Administration has approved its use for long-term treatment. People who are interested frequently ask about the price range of these implants. For traditional dental implants, they usually cost between 5,000 and 10,000 dollars, depending on the system used. However, the denture stabilization system can be really affordable because it costs much less than the traditional ones.
This is definitely one of the most significant advancements in dentistry for the past 25 years. And there are hundreds of thousands of denture wearers enjoying the quality of life brought by the stability of the denture used.