Dentures aren't necessarily replacement for teeth. Typically an upper denture is something that most people can tolerate. You get suction, people are familiar with that word. It'll tend to stay, a properly made denture can stay in on its own. A lower denture is something that is really held in by the tongue and the cheek. It's kind of like learning to ride a bike. It takes time to train those muscles, the tongue and the cheek, to hold that in place. The chewing efficiency of a denture is roughly 30%, 15%.

Once you kind of get someone in an implant supported denture, it changes their lives. The awesome thing about implants are, and you can go as little as two implants as kind of an introductory place to go with a lower denture. I can take someone's existing denture, place two implants in there, get their chewing efficiency up to 50 to 60% of natural teeth. There is still a little wobble in it, but it makes a huge difference. Obviously, the more implants you place, the better the denture works, and the better lifestyle the patient has.


In the event of someone needing a full-mouth extraction or if someone has lost all their teeth, it is time to think about getting dentures in Birmingham, AL. Dentures have evolved through the years and are now made with materials that greatly improve not only the look, but also the overall oral health of the patient.

Dr. Perrigo can provide you with dentures of all types and of the best quality. The materials used in these dentures are second to none, and you will have Dr. Perrigo’s keen eye at your disposal to help determine what is the best denture for your specific situation. You will see that you won’t have any trouble chewing or speaking after you get your dentures from Perrigo Dental Care.

At Perrigo Dental Care, we offer full, removable and partial dentures. We also offer dental implant solutions such as implant retained denture on balls and implant-supported denture on a metal bar.

Using Denture Stabilization

Dentures are difficult to keep stable. This is why denture stabilization is used. Otherwise, the bony ridge of your jaw bone wears away when there are missing teeth. It become loose and slip while eating or speaking. This can be a very uncomfortable situation for anyone using denture and can even be painful.

Denture can make it very difficult for the wearer to chew because it has as little as 25% of normal full chewing power. This is why many people with dentures are unable to enjoy the variety of food that people without dentures can enjoy.

However, there is a great solution for that. By using implants, dentures can be anchored into the mouth in a way that they won’t slip, allowing the person to enjoy just about any food he or she wants and taking the mouth’s chewing power back to normal. This implant solution will also provide the bone with the stimulus it needs to stay dense and avoid shrinking.

Dr. Perrigo provides implant-supported dentures that can be both fixed and removable. Each patient is different, so the perfect option for you may be different than for someone else. The doctor will discuss the benefits of each option with you and make sure you are getting the best dentures for your specific needs.

Fixed implant-supported bridges have the benefit of staying in place the whole time they are inside your mouth until a dentist removes them. These fixed teeth are the best choice if you are looking for a more functional choice.

Removable implant-supported dentures can be snapped in and out of your mouth easily for sleeping or cleaning.

To learn more about these incredible denture alternatives or to make an appointment, call 205-545-8007 or request an appointment using our online form.