Advantages of Overdentures
Overdentures offer a variety of advantages as compared to conventional dentures. While some of these advantages are purely cosmetic, all of these can affect your quality of life, making you happier and healthier.
Eat the Foods you Love
When conventional dentures are secured with adhesives, the hard and chewy foods you love are often difficult to eat. Implant-retained overdentures can also even improve your dietary health by putting more nutritious foods back on the menu. With implant retained overdentures, you can chew your food more completely which aids in digestion. This increases the nutrients your body is able to absorb.
Regain Your Self Confidence
An implant-retained overdenture can help stop the deterioration of your natural facial contours. Keeping this bone alive and stimulated is the only way to halt the resorption (shrinkage) that naturally occurs in areas where your natural teeth have been lost. In addition, because the overdenture is secured with implants you will not have to worry about embarrassing dislodgment.
No More Adhesives
Adhesives for denture retention, while convenient for some, do not truly secure your dentures to your ridge. Conventional dentures that are held-in with adhesives can easily dislodge, affect the taste of the foods you eat and can be very messy. Because the retention and stability is un-matched with implant-retained overdentures, you’ll no longer need the added cost, mess and hassle of adhesives to keep your dentures in place.
Improve Your Quality of Life
Implant-retained overdentures secure your teeth in your mouth and can reduce or eliminate movement, improve the aesthetics of your smile, improve chewing functions, improve speech and have a positive impact on your physical and psychological health.
Prevent Bone Loss
Unlike conventional dentures, implant-retained overdentures use a medical-grade titanium implant that integrates to living bone. This process, called osseointegration, helps preserve your jaw bone – slowing or even stopping the bone resorption (shrinkage) that is common in edentulous patients. In contrast, conventional dentures can actually accelerate bone loss due to constant force on the gums during chewing.
Am I a Candidate?
Only your Dental Clinician 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.
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