Implant Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures or implant dentures are dentures that attach to implants for a more secure function in the mouth. Many patients who are missing all of their teeth on the top, bottom, or both choose implant supported dentures, also known as overdentures.
While traditional dentures are a good option for many patients, there are many benefits of implant dentures or overdentures that go far beyond regular dentures. For patients who are having difficulty chewing, speaking, or who are lacking confidence that their dentures will stay in place implant-supported dentures, implant dentures, or overdentures can help.
When patients are missing teeth, over time, their jawbone and gums begin to recede because the tooth’s root is no longer being supported. This can cause dentures to become loose and not fit as well over time. However, dental implants protect against this by both preserving the patient's bone and gums and also providing a more secure fit for dentures.