Using with Dentures

It is a known fact that denture wearers should take out their dentures at night. This is essential for keeping dentures clean, fresh-smelling and in good repair. But if you wear dentures and suffer from sleep apnea, what options do you have? As seen on our website, oral appliance therapy (OAT) is a highly effective method for solving the issues of sleep apnea, including snoring and daytime sleepiness. Can you still benefit from wearing an oral appliance, even if you no longer have permanent teeth?

Implant Attachments Provide an Answer

Implant attachments may be the answer to this dilemma. OAT devices can be adapted to attach to implants, providing a secure and safe way of wearing a nighttime sleep apnea or snoring appliance. This combination of implants with oral appliance therapy provides the following benefits:

  • OAT wearers report a reduction or complete elimination of snoring;
  • Less snoring means more oxygen while sleeping, leading to more alertness during the day;
  • An oral device is easier to travel with, doesn’t need electricity and is more comfortable than PAP treatment (Positive Airway Pressure);
  • Dental implants provide a better fit for dentures, making them more comfortable and secure;
  • Dental implants have been shown to slow the loss of bone in the jaw after tooth removal;
  • Implants end the need for denture adhesives.

If you would like to make your denture wearing more comfortable, and you also suffer from sleep apnea, talk to our health professionals about the benefits of dental implants. Not only will you spend your days with a secure and confident smile, your whole life will improve by adding an oral appliance to provide a good night’s sleep. If you already have implant-supported dentures, our Sacramento dental and sleep apnea staff are prepared to help you make 24-hour use of those implants to improve your health.

OAT for Denture Wearers

Oral appliance therapy is even easier for denture patients with implant attachments. Oral appliances are adaptable to use dental implants for secure placement at night. Since sleep apneais more common among elderly patients, many of our clients with sleep disorders may already have the necessary implants in place. Therefore, when they go to sleep they simply remove their denture, as they normally do, and replace it with an oral appliance!

Implant-mounted oral appliances result in a number of benefits:

  • Patients report a reduction or elimination of snoring.
  • Better sleep means better mental alertness during the day.
  • Maximizes your investment in implants by using them as part of your sleep therapy.
  • Greater patient compliance compared to PAP treatment (Positive Airway Pressure).

For more information on how the Sacramento Dentistry Group can attach your sleep apnea appliance to your implants, request a free consultation through our website, call us at 916-538-6900 or stop by our convenient downtown office at 1105 E Street.