OAT with Implants

If you’ve been diagnosed with mild or moderate sleep apnea, your dentist may prescribe Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) to help open up your airway, leading to a better night’s sleep.

But what if you wear dentures or dental implants? Is OAT still an option?

You might be surprised to know that not only can you still benefit from OAT if you have dentures or implants, but having these often makes treatment easier to implement – and even more effective!

Using OAT with Implants

Using Oral Appliance Therapy in combination with dentures that attach to dental implants is a relatively easy process.

To begin, you’ll remove your dentures before going to bed, just as usual. Then, you’ll attach your oral appliance directly to your implants. The implants keep your appliance in place, and the appliance keeps your airway clear, making for easier breathing and a better night’s sleep.

If you’re a denture wearer who struggles with a snoring problem, why not contact us at the Marconi Dental Group today to inquire about Oral Appliance Therapy? Through consultation and a thorough examination, your Carmichael dentist can help determine if OAT is the right choice for you.