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The Complete Guide to Magnetic Dentures

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Every denture wearer can benefit from implant-stabilized dentures. After all, when better options are available, who wants to put up with unstable dentures and shift around?

Magnetic Dentures: The Basics

Some types of implant overdentures, called “magnetic dentures,” are held by magnets at the point where the implant and the overdenture meet. In most cases, a single denture will require two or more implants using the same magnetic system.

A magnetic implant abutment with one pole is screwed onto the dental implant, and a magnet with the opposite pole is polymerized into the removable denture base. As soon as the magnets touch each other, the denture is held in place securely.

The Method

Titanium dental implants, like those used for other implant-supported dentures, are surgically implanted within the jawbone at strategic areas and allow four to six months to integrate with the bone before the final denture is made.

Magnetic dentures are different because they use magnetized denture abutments placed into the top of the implants, which connect with magnets in the denture’s base that are charged in the opposite direction. The magnetic forces ensure that the denture always snaps into place securely.

Who Is Eligible for Magnetic Dentures?

Those who already have their dentures secured with implants are also good candidates for magnetic dentures. Magnetically attached dentures can be beneficial for people who have trouble seeing, don’t have a lot of dexterity, or have health problems like arthritis that make it hard to get their dentures off to clean them because of the friction that comes with standard mechanical locator attachments.


Compared to traditional denture stabilization methods, magnetic denture attachments have many advantages. However, you shouldn’t insist on employing this approach before weighing its benefits and drawbacks. Denture stabilization options will be discussed with you by a skilled implant dentist. Let’s begin with a discussion of the advantages of magnetic dentures.

Easy to Clean

Since there are no cracks or crevices in the housings or abutment attachments where food or bacteria could get stuck, dentures can be cleaned every day with liquid soap and water on a denture brush. In addition to brushing, soaking magnetic dentures in a denture cleaning formulated for use with metal half dentures is another option for maintaining their clean and fresh appearance.

No Parts to Wear Out

Because there are no denture base rubber rings or flexible attachments, there are no replacement costs over time.

Ease of Insertion

Most dentures held in place by an implant have attachments called locators that hold the denture in place on the implant. These can become a haven for tiny bits of debris, causing the denture not to fit snugly or snap into place. Magnetic implant dentures can automatically realign themselves into the best fit and position.


Even though magnetic dentures have many advantages, they are not without flaws. We must point out some of the things you should consider before deciding.

Surgical Intervention

A new lease on life is possible with the help of implants. Many older denture wearers would benefit significantly from dental implant placement surgery, resulting in more secure dentures, greater comfort, and enhanced nutrient absorption. However, only some are good candidates for implant surgery. Some people may not be candidates for implant placement because of diabetes, hypertension, or autoimmune disorders that affect or delay the body’s natural ability to heal. Before agreeing to dental surgery, your dentist will thoroughly examine your medical history.

Insufficient bone density

Dental implants need to be placed within a healthy jawbone, and some patients, especially those who have worn dentures for many years, may no longer have enough bone height or width to do so. It’s important to note that while bone grafting options exist, they can be costly and time-consuming. Patients with healthy jawbones in the right places can use mini-dental implants to hold a denture in place.

Your dentist will evaluate the shape of your mouth with the help of 3D imaging software, then recommend the most effective methods of implant stabilization based on the results.

Metallic Elements

In magnetic denture systems, the magnetized metal is often inside a capsule. However, some systems have minimal amounts of nickel, which can cause a tissue reaction in some people. Some magnets are made of stainless steel or are covered with inert ceramics to protect them from nickel and make them less likely to wear out or rust.

Tell your implant dentist if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to metal. Your dentist can usually choose a different material to fix these problems.

Magnetic Dentures That Can Be Effective

Whether you already have dentures or are considering getting them, the dental professionals at Cain Denture Centers have the best alternatives. Because everyone’s mouth and demands are unique, it’s impossible to provide a price for magnetic dentures and other treatment alternatives over the phone.

However, we make it simple for you by providing convenient locations and cheap pricing that will make you smile with confidence. Why put off enhancing your oral health? Make an appointment with our compassionate denturists now!

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