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Overdenture and a Husband and Wife
Implant therapy is prescribed for people that have one, multiple or all of their teeth missing. People with multiple or all of their teeth missing typically have complete or partial dentures; this treatment option is called Overdentures.
 
Overdentures are replacement teeth retained by dental implants. Overdentures were developed to help both partial and fully edentulous patients regain a quality of life, which most likely has been missing since they lost their teeth.

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:

Implant-Retained, Gum Supported
With this treatment, the overdenture rests directly on your gums and is retained by implants placed into your upper and/or lower jaw. The overdenture, which is removable, is secured to your implants through retentive attachments incorporated into the denture. Implant-retained tissue supported dentures are currently recognized as the minimum standard of care for fully edentulous patients.
 
Bar-Retained, Implant Supported
With this treatment, the overdenture engages retentive attachments on a metal bar that connects to implants, which are placed into your upper and/or lower jaw. The overdenture, which is removable, is secured to the bar through attachments fabricated directly into the denture.
 
Fixed, Implant Supported
With this treatment, the overdenture and bar are a one-piece framework secured using screws to implants placed into your upper and/or lower jaw. The overdenture is only removable by a Dental Clinician and is the most like natural teeth due to not having flanges and not resting on the gums.

 


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.