Implant overdentures

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The psychological effect of losing all of one’s teeth can be devastating. It impacts the comfort, confidence and social interactions of the person. Overdentures are a boon for such persons who suffer from the discomfiture of missing teeth. Overdentures are replacement teeth, which are retained by dental implants, to help people regain confidence and live a quality life. Like traditional dentures, implant overdentures are removable. However, patients undergoing this treatment often experience better comfort, have speech clarity and retain unadulterated taste.
Having dental implants is a premiere way of addressing the problems of missing teeth and is a commonly prescribed treatment option. These implants are small titanium anchors. They are placed into a jawbone, and they remain there permanently. With time, the implant integrates with the bone and acts very much like your natural tooth root. Implants create a stable foundation for attaching single or multiple teeth. Moreover, it slows down bone loss. A separate implant treatment, called overdentures, is prescribed for people with multiple teeth missing. In this procedure, people typically have complete or partial dentures.

Benefits of overdentures :

Overdentures are more stable than poor fitting dentures, which are often held in by using adhesives. Overdentures give you improved stability while chewing food, helping in breaking down food more efficiently, and absorbing more nutrients.
Overdentures will continue to stimulate your jaw bone when you eat or chew. This will effectively slow or even stop the shrinkage in facial features when teeth are missing.
Over time, missing teeth can cause the distance between your nose and your chin to shrink. Overdentures arrest this shrinking, which can make your face look prematurely aged.
Overdentures have increased stability, thereby reducing or even eliminating unnecessary movement during chewing and talking. With correctly fitting overdentures, you are also effectively eliminating the risk of dislodgement or sores.