Denture Stabilization in Melbourne
Get completely stable Dentures with Dental Implants
Are you having a problem with your dentures? Hundreds of thousands of denture wearers now enjoy the confidence and quality of life that denture stabilization with dental implants brings. An implant is an artificial tooth that’s anchored in the gums or jawbone to replace a missing tooth.
By placing a couple of implants with snaps on the lower arch of your mouth and four implants on the upper arch, Drs. Sheldon, Sheldon, and Furtado can stabilize your dentures, giving you more stability and stopping slippage. This "snap-on denture" improves your ability to speak and chew.
Dentures can be stabilized with as few as just two implants by Dr. Furtado. The more implants used, the greater your denture’s stability. Often, the only anesthetic needed for implant surgery is an injection right over the position in the gums where the implant will be placed.
Training and experience you can count on
Dr. Michel Furtado practiced first as a general dentist, then did five years of research into dental implants and associated materials at the University of Toronto. He completed his training at the University of Connecticut as well as a periodontist, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Matt Sheldon also trained at Tufts. He completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry before returning to Melbourne.
Over the years Drs. Sheldon, Sheldon, and Furtado have become the "go-to" office for people who need advanced dental implant care. They teach and write about dental implants, bone and soft tissue reconstruction. Whether it's the simplest or most complex missing tooth problem, you are in experienced hands.
You can chew and eat like a kid again
Through denture stabilization you can have dentures that won’t slip when you eat! Imagine not having to manipulate your tongue and lips to keep your denture from slipping. It can be life-changing. Our team of experts will help you select the right dental implant solution for you.
Learn about all the benefits of stabilizing your dentures with implants
If you currently have dentures, you will probably be glad to know Drs. Sheldon, Sheldon, and Furtado can retrofit those dentures over a few implants to stabilize them. So not only will your existing dentures become more comfortable, but you’ll also be able to chew a lot better too.
Some of the benefits of using implants to stabilize your dentures are no slippage, extra security, ability to chew almost like you did with natural teeth, and less denture covering the roof of your mouth.
Who are candidates for denture stabilization?
Almost everyone who is missing teeth still has enough jaw bone for a snap-on denture. And with our modern dental CT scans, Drs. Sheldon, Sheldon, and Furtado can often find good implant-supporting bone that can't be seen on traditional X-rays.
This means that if you've been missing teeth for years, you still qualify for an implant-supported snap-on denture.
New Patient Special Offer
The first step in getting your dental implant-supported snap-on denture is a comprehensive exam, X-rays and consultation with our team of dentists led by Dr. Lee Sheldon.
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Digital X-rays
- 3D CT Scan (if needed)
- Gum disease charting
- Oral cancer screening
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get a second opinion
- Get any questions answered
For only $79. Normally $424.
Our denture stabilization procedure
Dr. Furtado makes a small incision into the gum area and removes any rough areas of bone that could cause irritation. A small hole is made into the bone. The implant is screwed into place. The remaining implants are then placed in a similar fashion. Small stitches that will melt away in a few days are then placed.
Relining your snap-on denture
Next, the inside of your denture is hollowed out to create room for silicone reline material. Drs. Sheldon, Sheldon, and Furtado then place the reline material into the denture and then place the denture in your mouth, allowing it to set over the snap portions of the implants. The denture is then removed, excess silicone is trimmed away and the denture is seated back in the your mouth. The entire denture stabilization process takes less than two hours.