WHAT IS IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURE OR IMPLANT OVER-DENTURE?
Conventional denture when connected to underlying implants that are secured in bone is called implant retained denture.
Implant assisted denture has better stability and retention when compared to conventional denture.
Most times, just four implants can secure a full set of denture teeth in the form of an over-denture.
Dentures are held securely in place by dental implants inserted into the jaw. This eliminates one of the big concerns many people have about conventional full dentures – they will slip out of place, particularly on the lower jaw where there is not much for them to hold onto.
With an implant-retained denture, most patients require just 2-4 implants in each jaw, making them a more convenient and reliable alternative to traditional dentures. The over-denture is attached using either a metal bar which spans all the implants or individual attachments for each implant.
It is possible to affix a removable over-denture with as few as two implants on the lower jaw, but this won’t have the same biting capability and chewing strength as one that uses four or more implants.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM AN IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE OR OVER-DENTURE?
WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF DENTURE IMPLANTS?
Preserve Jaw Bone And Improve Appearance - One big reason denture implants are a great option is because they help you preserve your jaw bone and prevent further deterioration. This is not only healthy for your mouth, but it can improve your facial structure. If you’re missing multiple teeth or they are not in good shape, there will be less overall bone in your jaw. This is because your body can sense if your jawbone doesn’t need to support teeth any longer, so it will begin to resorb bone tissue from the mouth. Missing even one tooth with no replacement can lead to reduced bone, lack of lip support, lack of cheek supprt and overall apperance.
Boost Self-Esteem And Confidence - Because you’ll look better and have a healthier jawbone and mouth, you’ll most likely feel better physically but also mentally. You are likely to feel better about yourself and have more self-confidence.
Provide A Better Quality Of Life - Once you get replacement teeth, you’ll be more comfortable, confident, and have an overall better quality of life. With teeth, speaking is easier, smiling is a joy, and eating is no problem.
Denture implants are especially beneficial because you don’t have to deal with messy adhesives or unsightly clasps.