Implant-placed overdentures lock the denture in place, providing people with the peace of mind that their dentures will not slip when they speak or eat in public.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots. Holes are made into the jaw bones and the artificial roots are placed and covered over. The implants then heal and integrate with the jaw. After healing an artificial top is placed into the implant containing an attachment for dentures.
A dental implant provides a foundation to hold down a denture and hold it firmly in place.
Dental implants provide a stable foundation for a denture for someone who has lost all of their natural teeth. It is estimated that implant supported dentures will restore nearly 90% of chewing ability.
A full denture is difficult for many patients to wear and get used to. Sore spots and difficulty chewing are caused when a denture moves around in the mouth. Over time the dental ridges required to support a denture will shrink creating a growing problem keeping dentures in place.
Implants can be utilized to hold the denture in place. There will be a major improvement in fit and function.
Lower dentures require 2 implants to properly hold them in place for normal function, one on each side. Additional implants, will provide additional stability.
Although implants are usually place for stability of lower dentures, implants can also be place to add to the stability of upper dentures.
As with everything in life, there are always some disadvantages of implant treatment.
Any surgical procedure has risks. Infection, reactions to the medications and anesthetics are a couple of complications that can happen.
The success rates of properly cared for implants is approximately 95%.
Patients who have dental implants report the following benefits: