Are you tired of wearing dentures that slip and slide all over the place?
Removable dentures rest directly on your gums, which is soft tissue and moves around. Even the best-fitting denture can be a source of discomfort and embarrassment. Implant overdentures can solve these problems incident to wearing dentures.
Problems with Removable Dentures
Here’s a list of common problems associated with removable dentures:
- Loss of self-confidence
- Mouth sores
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty eating
- Bone resorption leading to facial collapse
If you want to increase the stability of your dentures and enjoy a more secure and comfortable bite, then an implant overdenture could be perfect for you.
Benefits of Implant Overdentures
An implant overdenture is a removable dental prosthesis that’s supported by dental implants.
The implants provide a secure anchor for your denture so it doesn’t slide out of place. With an implant overdenture, you won’t need gobs of denture paste to eat and smile with confidence. It will feel as if you had your own teeth back, and you’ll be able to eat and converse normally.
Overdentures supported by implants will also prevent facial collapse. Once your teeth are gone, your body begins to resorb that bone to use the minerals elsewhere. After ten or twenty years, there is very little jawbone left and, besides giving your face a sunken-in look, it becomes very hard to comfortably wear a denture. The presence of implants stimulates the jawbone to prevent it from being resorbed.
Most overdentures will be anchored by four to six implants. However, as few as two can be used, as shown in the picture.
Implant Overdenture Options by Dr. Marion
Dr. Marion creates implant overdentures that can rest securely on two, four, six, or more dental implants.
One popular treatment option is the snap-on denture which requires only two implants. An even more stable method is the All-on-4® treatment where your denture is secured by four strategically placed dental implants.
Are you ready to achieve a confident and secure bite in your dentures? It’s time to consider upgrading to an implant overdenture by talking with Dr. Marion. Dr. Marion will collaborate with dental implant specialists near you to plan your treatment and then design a secure denture that attaches to your dental implants.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for implant overdentures, just give us a call at the number below, or you can use our online appointment request form and we will call you to find a convenient time for your appointment.