Implant-Locator over denture
What is an Implant over denture?
An implant over denture fits over dental implants and provides you with stability and support for your denture implants.
How do Implant over dentures works?
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported over dentures are held in place by dental attachments which provide increased retention. The most important consideration in your decision to choose an implant over denture over a traditional denture is the limited retention of traditional dentures which rely on suction alone. Over time, retention only worsens due to continual bone loss (atrophy) of your dental arches from the lack of teeth. The significant concerns regarding chewing and speech can be overcome by placing 2 implants in the lower and 4 implants in the upper jaw to help retain your detures.
What are the benefits of Implants over denture?
- Having dental implants placed will help preserve bone and reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height and width, which can affect the way your dentures fit long term.
- Implant over dentures may control facial contour changes that lead to premature aging.
- Implant over dentures will allow you to chew your food better and speak more clearly. Studies have proven that over dentures contribute to improved chewing efficiency and phonetics.