Only Dr. Taimish can recommend the best treatment to replace your missing teeth. Thanks to advancements in dental implant technology and clinical techniques, many people are now candidates for implant-retained overdentures.
Types of Overdenture Treatment
Overdentures were developed to help both partial and fully edentulous patients regain a quality of life. There are three types of overdentures:
Benefits Of Overdenture
PROMOTES BETTER DIGESTION:
Poor fitting dentures are often held in by using adhesives. Overdentures utilize dental implants, so they are more stable than adhesives. Improved stability allows you to chew food more thoroughly, helping your stomach break down food more efficiently, and absorb more nutrients.
SLOWS BONE LOSS BY STIMULATING THE BONE IN YOUR JAW:
Whether your overdenture is retained by remaining natural teeth or by dental implants, it will continue to stimulate your jaw bone when you eat/chew. This stimulation will slow or even stop the resorption (shrinkage) process that is natural when teeth are missing.
HELPS RETAIN YOUR FACIAL FEATURES AND STRUCTURE:
The natural process of resorption (shrinkage) that occurs when you have an unhealthy or under-stimulated jaw as a result of missing teeth can, throughout time, cause the distance between your nose and your chin to shrink. This shrinking can make your face look “sunken-in” and prematurely aged.
DENTURES WORN ON THE UPPER AND LOWER JAW ARE MORE COMFORTABLE:
When your overdenture is retained with implants it fits more securely than one held in with only adhesives. This fit also increases the stability of the overdenture reducing or even eliminating, unnecessary movement during chewing and talking. This lessens the instances of sores and embarrassing dislodgement.