Implant Supported Overdenture

Loose-fitting dentures?

After teeth have been lost, the part of yaw bones supporting the teeth starts shrinking. If you have a denture replacing the missing teeth, after several years the denture will become loose due to bone shrinking. 

Implant Supported Overdenture

Due to bone loss dentures are unstable, and with advanced bone loss (shrinking) it becomes very difficult for dentist to manufacture good denture, particularly the denture for the lower jaw.

The denture becomes so mobile that patients have difficulties chewing, talking and they lose confidence, are reluctant to smile and to socialize.

An implant-supported denture snaps onto attachments on the implants, providing better retention and stability. 

Implant Supported Overdenture

In the lower jaw two implants may be sufficient to stabilize denture but in the upper jaw, due to much softer bone, you may need 4-5 implants.

It is amazing how positively the implant supported and stabilized denture changes the patients’ life to the better. The denture is normally made of an acrylic base that will look like gums. You won’t have to worry about your denture slipping or having to use an adhesive to keep it in place. 

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures:

  • more stable than traditional dentures

  • enable individuals to speak more easily and with confidence

  • eliminate the worry that dentures may become loose or fall out of mouth

  • enable you to eat and enjoy more types of foods

  • in some cases, upper dentures may be made without covering the entire palate for a more natural feel 

 

Implant Supported Overdenture

Overdentures also replace lost gum and bone and can vastly improve facial appearance. 

 

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