Implant Supported Over Dentures
Implant supported overdentures are a great choice. Most people who turn to implant supported overdentures either had experience with other types or would have been considered candidates for them had a dental professional not stepped in.
Compared to two popular types, complete dentures and removable partial dentures, implant supported overdentures don’t suffer from bone reposition as much, and either reduce or completely eliminate prosthesis movement. They look more realistic and appealing as well because of better tooth position. Lastly, one issue people often have with their dentures is with occlusion. A lot of times, dentures fit fine until they need to come in contact with teeth on the other jaw. This feature, known as occlusion, is considered especially good with implant supported overdentures.
Surgical implants are loaded right into the wearer’s mandible. These metal implants then connect with the overdentures, holding them flush to the skin when worn. Although they’re easily removed, once they’re in, no amount of yawning, chewing, talking, etc. is going to separate them from the jawbone.
The benefits of wearing screw retained permanent dentures with implants are obvious. They don’t move in your mouth and wearers do not have to worry about adhesives wearing away. They are also much more comfortable. Temporary dentures sometimes feel as if they are rubbing. With permanent dentures, this is not an issue.