Do you have dentures that are loose, broken, and/or ill-fitting? Island Dental Associates has an on-site denture repair lab that can fix your dentures while you wait so that you leave with your teeth!

Typical Complaints From Denture Wearers

At Island Dental Associates we have an in house denture lab where we can repair your dentures in one day in most cases. We can also show you how we can stabilize your dentures so that you can eat whatever you want, never have them become loose or fall out, enjoy eating anything you want and be able to taste your food again!

Call us for a free consultation at (516) 565-6565.

If you are looking for a cost effective way to ensure that your dentures remain stable you should consider having mini dental implants placed into your gums. The procedure is minimally invasive and a lot more affordable than regular implants. These implants are designed to be used in order to stabilize and retain your dentures at the bottom of your mouth.

What Are Benefits of Mini Dental Implants For Denture Wearers?

How Do Mini Dental Implants Stabilize the Lower Denture?

  1. A metal cap will be placed into the bottom part of your lower denture
  2. A ring made out of rubber is placed inside the metal cap which provides a seal to ensure the pieces are kept intact
  3. Titanium mini implants are then rooted into your jawbone and these are the anchors that are place in order to stabilize your denture

How is the Mini Dental Implant Procedure Done?

You will have the implants done in the regular dental chair at Island Dental Associates. Local anesthesia will be used to numb your jawbone area. In most cases you can have the implants done within one consultation. The procedure works by the dentist using a technique that will place the diameter of the the tiny implants into the jawbone.

The heads of the implants are ball shaped and will protrude from your gums and this is what creates the anchor for your denture to fit your mouth in a stable way. The rubber rings are then placed into the metal caps. The rubber then goes over the ball and locks your denture into place without creating pressure on your gums.

For more information about how mini dental implants can help stabilize your dentures we invite you to call Island Dental Associates at (516) 565-6565 for a free  consultation.

Mini dental implants are also known as denture retention type implants that use tiny titanium posts in order to provide the user with a secure and comfortable fit for their lower dentures. The implants can be compared to the roots of normal teeth which will be a permanent fixture placed into the gums.

The implants at the top are ball shaped and the posts are placed for the ball to fit into in a secure and stabilizing way. When the procedure is complete the balls of the implants snap into the posts for a secure fit of the lower denture.

How Do Mini Implants Help People Who Wear Dentures?


Question: I have dentures that are uncomfortable. They’re loose. They get food trapped underneath them. What can I do?

Dr. Eric Weinstein - Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square Long Island
Dr. Eric Weinstein

Answer: I get asked frequently about dentures and how come they get small particles of food trapped underneath which irritate the gums and make it uncomfortable to eat.

Dentures are a great replacement for missing teeth, but unfortunately sometimes they don’t provide that stability and the adequate seal that you need to eliminate the possibility of particles of food getting trapped or pieces of food getting trapped. So a lot times we go ahead and place dental implants which will give you a permanent restoration, it can give you a permanent replacement of those missing teeth without having to remove your dentures using different types of adhesive which sometimes is not even healthy to use and give you the permanent option that you need and eliminate that problem that you’re experiencing.

Dentures can also be realigned and refit if necessary to try to eliminate the food impaction or the particles getting underneath, but it doesn’t always eliminate it.

So therefore there’s many other options available to you.

Give us a call today. We participate with many different insurance plans. We offer interest free financing. We have flexible payment options as well.

So give us a call, I’m sure we can help you. There’s no reason to wait because those dentures will not get any better. Implants could be a great solution to your problems. Even if you’re a smoker there’s still options available to you to replace those missing teeth. So give us a call today at 516-565-6565 for your free consultation.

Dr. Vikas Mittle - Board Certified PeriodontistHi. My name is Vik Mittle. I am a board certified periodontist at Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square. Some patients ask me, “My dentures are loose. Is there a way that I can help stabilize them?” And the answer is yes.

Here’s the problem…What happens over time is if you wear dentures the bone has a tendency of resorbing or dissolving away. When this happens your dentures become loose. So either (A) we fabricate new dentures which inherently will still not fit perfectly…they’re still going to be loose. Or, (B) what we can do is stabilize your dentures with dental implants.

Most dentures do wobble…especially on the lower because as you talk your tongue and lips have a tendency to put pressure on and move the dentures, especially while you chew. The great thing with dental implants is that they can help stabilize your dentures.