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 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:
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.
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!
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.