An implant overdenture fits over your own remaining natural teeth roots or dental implants that have been installed by your Dentist. The retained root or implant provides you with excellent stability and support for your dentures.
Overdentures are often worn by patients who have lost all of their teeth. A complete set of dentures can be compromised as a result of having resorbed gums making it very difficult to control sliding of dentures and mostly it’s the lower gums that suffer from this problem . Overdentures can be used with success when traditional dentures fail and also can take advantage of tooth roots to embed implants into
The most important health benefit of an overdenture is the prevention of bone loss, as the implant overdenture strengthens the bone structure. Of course, dentures look nicer than a mouth of gums and no teeth. The patient also experiences a much easier time talking and eating with overdentures. If inserted properly, an overdenture should align the jaws accurately and restore chewing power to the patient. Better oral hygiene and decreased risk of gum disease are two additional advantages of using overdentures.
Frances Blane of Blaxland Cottage Denture Clinic has completed an implants overdenture course and will happily advise you about all things overdentures.