Replacement of all teeth by Stabilising and anchoring dentures
The simplest way to replace all missing teeth is with a denture. When this is a complete denture there can be difficulties with reduced function, and confidence. Dental implants provide an excellent solution, acting as an anchor for the denture resulting in greatly improved stability and reassurance for the wearer. A minimum of two implants are needed for a lower denture and a minimum of four for an upper denture.
What is an Implant Over denture?
An implant over denture fits over dental implants and provides you with excellent stability and support for your denture implants.
How are implant over dentures or denture implants different from regular dentures?
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported overdentures or implant dentures are held in place by dental attachments that provide the retentive strength that you desire.
The most important consideration in your decision to choose an implant overdenture or denture implant is the limited retention and stability of a traditional denture which relies on suction alone. Over time, retention only worsens due to continual bone loss (atrophy) of your dental arches from the lack of teeth. The significant concerns regarding chewing and speech can be overcome by placing 2 implants in the lower and 4 implants in the upper jaw.
What are the benefits of implants overdentures or implant dentures?
- Having dental implants placed will preserve bone and will dramatically reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height.
- Implant overdentures will control facial contour changes that lead to premature aging.
- Implant overdentures will allow you to chew your food better and speak more clearly. Studies have proven that over dentures contribute to improved chewing efficiency and phonetics.
- Loose dentures that cause embarrassment will be eliminated. Messy denture creams and adhesives are no longer needed with denture implants.