How Many Implants Are Required to Stabilize My Denture?

In the following video, Brent Bradford, DDS, explains how the amount of implants that will be required for denture retention varies depending on each patient’s individual case.

To stabilize a denture, the number of implants required varies depending on whether it’s the upper or lower denture. For the upper denture, we typically place six implants. This is partly to allow for the removal of the denture’s palate, which can cover your taste buds in a conventional denture.

By removing the palate, you can enjoy the full taste of your food again with an implant-retained denture. For the lower denture, four implants are usually sufficient to provide stability and prevent the denture from shifting. Fewer implants are needed for the lower denture because it does not require a palate component and is naturally more stable.

If you’re considering an implant-retained denture and would like to know more about the procedure, please contact us for a free consultation. During this consultation, we can assess your specific needs and determine the best course of action for your dental health.

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Dr. Brent A. Bradford welcomes you to his general and family dental practice located in the North Medical Center in Liverpool, New York. Dr. Bradford takes an interest in the impact that oral health can have on the overall health of his patients, in addition to helping them maintain or achieve a feeling of self-confidence related to their teeth and smile.

Dr. Bradford particularly enjoys helping patients in the areas of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. His aesthetic work includes bleaching, bonding and veneers. His restorative dentistry goes beyond crown and bridge work to include the innovative mini dental implants.

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