Advantages of Overdentures
Implant retained overdentures are now days becoming a norm for procedure to follow, after loss your natural teeth. Overdentures offer not only solid foundation but also other variety of advantages as compared to conventional dentures. Some of these advantages can be purely cosmetic, however all of these can affect your quality of life, making you happier and healthier.
Eat the Foods You Love
When conventional dentures are retained in the mouth using denture adhesives, it often can be difficult to eat the hard and chewy foods you love. With implant-retained overdentures, you are able to improve your dietary health by having more nutritious foods back on the menu. It also enables you to chew your food more completely which will improve your digestion. This increases the nutrients your body is able to absorb.
Prevent jaw shrinkage
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-retained overdentures are supported with TGA approved titanium implants which integrates to living bone cells. This process is called osseointegration. It helps to preserve your jawbone by slowing or even stopping the bone resorption (bone shrinkage) that is common with patients with no remaining teeth. This is a huge advantage of having implant retained overdenture, as in contrast, conventional denture can actually accelerate bone resorption due to the force on the gum while eating.
Regain Your Self Confidence
As your jaw bone loss is prevented with implant osseointegration, overdenture can help to stop deterioration of your natural facial contours. When your natural teeth have been lost, keeping the bone alive and stimulated is the only way to halt the bone shrinkage. Additionally, as overdenture is secured with implants you will not be concerned about embarrassing dislodgement.
Improve Your Quality of Life
Implant-retained overdentures increases retention of your teeth in your mouth and can reduce or eliminate movement of denture. In improving the appearance of your smile and speech and chewing function, overdentures can enhance your physical and psychological health
No More Adhesives
Adhesives used for denture retention, while convenient for some, do not truly secure your dentures to your gum. Conventional dentures held in with adhesives can be dislodged and affect the taste and also can be very messy. Without support from implants, satisfactory stabilisation of lower dentures can be very difficult to achieve due to surrounding anatomy such as muscle attachments and tongue. Because the retention and stability is unmatched with implant-retained overdentures, you will no longer need the hassle of using adhesives to keep your denture in place.
Are Overdentures Right for Me?
Do you have conventional dentures and wanted to explore a different option or do you have limited teeth remaining and need to have a long term treatment plan for your dental health?
Then implant supported overdenture can be one of the options that could be offered to you.
At Access Dental Services, we are able to perform a thorough assessment for your needs and offer you a customised treatment plan.
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