I have witnessed a change in patients once all of their teeth are removed and dentures are delivered. Most (not all) people acclimate to full upper dentures, few are comfortable with their lower dentures. As many dentists have seen, a considerable number of denture wearers will tolerate a substantial degree of pain and instability, simply because they believe this is as good as it gets.
The good news is that the denture landscape is changing and the latest treatment options offer great relief for patients. One of the most notable treatments gaining in popularity is denture stabilization with mini dental implants (MDIs), also referred to as small diameter dental implants. These dental implants offer the patient an affordable way to achieve long-lasting denture stabilization.
Mini Dental Implants were initially approved by the FDA in 1997. Research has shown long term sucess rates similar to regular dental implants. One of the most comprehensive studies followed more than 2500 mini dental implants and found a five year survival rate of 94.2%.
More information including the current cost of dental implants and dental implants prices in my Palm Harbor, Tampa area dentist office can be found at: www.DentalImplantsCost.us
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A