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.
Stage 1 Bone Loss: When patients are missing teeth, bone loss in the jaw occurs.
Stage 2 Bone Loss: Over time, the bone continues to deteriorate.
Stage 3 Bone Loss: With significant bone loss, facial structure changes and dentures no longer fit properly.
For more information about implant supported dentures, and to see if you are a good candidate, call 262-444-5018 to schedule your new patient appointment!
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