Dentures Over Implants
This video is a good visual explaining the placement of two locator implants in the lower jaw with implant retained overdenture.
Loose dentures can be remedied with the addition of dental implants placed in your jawbone by a dental surgeon. Dentures over implants provide stability, increased chewing force, reduced tissue irritations, and decreased bone loss. Implants can be used in many ways in the dental field. They can may be used to secure one tooth (crown) or several teeth, and act as an anchor for upper or lower dentures.
Implant retained dentures are no longer financially out of reach for the average consumer. Nowadays, there are many different styles of implants, and both fixed and removable appliances that fit over top of them. With so many options, it can be confusing to the patient what direction to take and what choice is best for them. David and Michelle will help you in understanding the facts and procedures involved in implant dentistry and what your option are available for you.
Implants act as tooth root replacements. Once the implants are placed into your jaw, the bone and the implant body integrate into one cohesive member and provide a stable and reliable anchor on which a denture may be fabricated. Implant bodies are also employed as retention abutments used in retaining full or partial dentures. With as little as two dental implants in the lower jaw, a complete denture wearer sees a vast improvement in fit and function of their denture. In studies, dental implants are shown to preserve bone and reduce gum tissue loss. Eating, speech and laughter can now be performed with more confidence. Patients feel better and gain a new found zest for life, as implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. Historically, dental implants have a high clinical success rate with proper patient evaluation and treatment planning.