Implant dentistry is considered the premier dental care treatment option for people with missing teeth. Dental implants are small titanium anchors that are surgically placed into the upper and/or lower jaw bone. Over time, the implant anchors integrate with the bone and acts very much like a natural tooth root in the mouth. This process, known as Osseointegration, not only creates a stable foundation to attach single and multiple teeth or dentures to, but it also also slows bone loss because there is not an empty space left within the mouth.
Implant overdentures are typically prescribed for people with multiple or all of their teeth missing. Overdentures are replacement teeth retained by dental implants. They were developed to help bot partial and fully edentulous patients regain a quality of life – with function, bone health, and appearance.
Benefits of Overdentures
One of the biggest concerns with patients who have missing teeth is their lack of nutrition. Many people with multiple missing teeth are extremely limited to the foods that they are able to eat, thus not getting adequate nutrition and losing significant amounts of weight. Overdentures are stable, allowing wearers to chew food thoroughly and receive proper nutrients from a well balanced diet. Owing to the Osseointegration process, implant overdentures help patients retain their facial features and structure.
Overdentures that are retained with implants fit more securely inside the mouth than ones held in with adhesives. This secure fit can eliminate unnecessary movement during chewing and talking, helping patients to avoid instances of embarrassment or sores in the mouth.
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