Understanding Your Options: A Look at Implant-Supported Overdentures

  • Posted on: Jan 31 2013

When patients hear the term “dental implant,” they often understand it solely for its ability to replace a single missing tooth.  Many are surprised to learn that dental implants are actually a far more versatile restoration solution.  In fact, modern dental implants are now regularly used to support dental bridges, partial dentures and for the purposes of this article, even complete overdentures. Ready to find out a few advantages of this cutting-edge approach?

Here are 4 Reasons to Explore Implant-Supported Overdentures Today:

  1. Function Like Natural Teeth. Implant-supported overdentures are unparalleled in terms of support and stability.  Functioning just like natural teeth, patients are able to bite and chew with complete confidence.  Even “troublesome foods,” such as corn on the cob or apples, often present no problems whatsoever.
  2. No Denture Adhesives. Implant-supported dentures – whether fixed or removable – are held securely in place without the need for denture adhesives.  While adhesives shouldn’t be a concern for patients with properly fitted dentures, many report a newfound confidence, knowing that their implant-supported denture will stay firmly in place.
  3. Minimizes Bone Loss. When teeth are lost, surrounding bone can be reabsorbed, often resulting in a sunken facial structure.  Because implants are placed directly into the jawbone, bone loss is kept to a minimum.
  4. Better Speech. Some traditional denture wearers report problems with speech, such as mumbling.  Often a result of dentures moving or sliding within the mouth, this becomes less of a concern with a stable, implant-supported option.

That being said, traditional dentures remain one of today’s most popular and effective restoration solutions.  What’s most important is that patients consult with a dentist and work together to determine the best course of treatment.

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