Information on lower Dentures secured with implants is anyone interested

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Many people have problems with lower dentures because they are not  stable.  

One possible option is to have two implants placed in your lower jaw and a denture made that snaps onto these implants. This option allows for your lower denture to be more stable while chewing than without implants. However, there will still be some movement of your lower denture, and sore spots will occur if any food particles, especially seeds, are caught underneath the denture. As with all removable replacement teeth, you still will need regularly scheduled periodic appointments for denture adjustment.

Please post any questions or information on this procedure
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Barbara G

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From my experience, I would certainly recommend 3 implants for a lower denture. When I first got my dentures the lower one was secured by two implants which had been place 6 months prior (and healed) and it certainly has some wobble. Better than nothing. During this time I was waiting for the front Central implant to heal.

Once it had and my denture was attached to all three it became very stable. I have seen images online where the placement of the 3 implants are reasonably close together, but mine are spaced out well. I have one positioned centre front, then the back two are each about 30 millimetres away from the centre one, and are 20 millimetres from the back of my denture. It provides a very stable platform for the denture, and I have no issues with tenderness, sore spots, or rubbing on my gums as the implants completely support it.
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Margie Sacc
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Greets,
I did a good bit of research on this some years back but was always too busy to get it done. As a retired doctor myself I spoke with a couple of colleagues and learned that the mini implants are thinner and do not go as deep into the jaw.  This could be an issue if you do not have a good amount of bone to support them (you really need more bone for the mini implants than you need for the full implants, think of how easily wood will fracture with a thin chisel, it makes fractures more common with the mini's).  Also, with the mini implants you want to have the full 4 implants to have the best stability, again, you have to consider the possibility of fracture which is always a risk with any kind of implants, not a great one but one you need to be aware of.  Having 4 implants gives you the most support over the greatest area, kind of like a 4 legged table is more secure than a 3 legged one and forget the 2 legged one, it just lacks stability to the point I would find it dangerous and I do not know if you would find a dentist who would use only two mini implants and would definitely want a second opinion prior to spending the money to have 2 implants used to support a lower.  You have to remember that with implants it feels more like your own teeth and there is always a chance you are going to forget and chew on something harder than you should with implants.

There are so many things to consider.  I am fighting with this problem now due to severe bone loss and the inability for my family dentist to construct an upper which has any support and has to be 'glued in' and a lower which has a little more support (not much) but which will not stay in with ANY of the products I have tried.  The only one I hear a lot of praise for is 'Secure' which I keep wondering if it would work on a patient with a very little ridge to work with.  Does anyone have any experience with bone loss and the use of 'Secure' to hold in a lower plate?

Thank you all for sharing on such a personal topic, the honesty everyone has displayed is wonderful with everyone coming forth sincerely trying to help others. It is so reassuring.  It is not exactly a topic you can just bring-up!

Be well,
Margie Sacc
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Cost is a very big factor between mini and full sized implants
Mini implants I  am told cost around $500 per implant in the US and Full size implants start at $1,600 ( in NY at Contemporary dentist ) and go up to $4,000 per implant.