One of the easiest way and most comfortable to have a stable lower denture is by using overdentures.
With this treatment, the overdenture rests directly on your gums and is retained by implants placed into your 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.
Benefits of overdentures
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:The overdenture will continue to stimulate your jaw bone when you eat. 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.
Improved comfort: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.
If you have dentures or need one, do not settle for less than implant-retained overdenture. Get the best value for money you can have.
Articles are written by Dr M Hajarat.