Replace missing teeth: dental implants and OVERdentures
Usually, when you lose a tooth, it is best for your oral health to have it replaced. Missing teeth can affect your “bite” as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. And of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance. The following information reviews replacing missing teeth with an implant overdenture.
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Although many patients have no problem wearing an upper denture, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth.
missing SEVERAL teeth?
An option involves placing four or more implants in your jaw and attaching an overdenture. Your denture is held in place by screws that secure it to the support posts. This denture will replace all your missing lower teeth and will not be removed except when you clean it. Palatal area of the upper denture will be removed so you can taste your food better.
Future implant maintenance (cleaning of implants) is necessary.
- Improved confidence
- Stability during eating
- Bone and gum preservation
- Improved dental hygiene
- Superior esthetics
- Nutritional benefits