Implant Overdentures

Implant Overdentures

Dental implants have completely revolutionized the dental field in the past 40 years. One of the main benefits of dental implants is stabilizing traditional dentures that keep moving around. With dental implants, patients can stop using denture glue constantly to stabilize their denture. With just two implants, patients can convert their traditional denture to an implant overdenture that fits on top of the implants. Here are some important benefits of implant over dentures.

Psychological and Social Benefits

Psychosocial benefits include improved appearance, patient satisfaction and quality of life.

Functional Benefits

Patients with implant overdentures have an increased biting force compared with patients who wear conventional complete dentures, and thus their ability to chew food improves. As a result, they can eat a broader array of food choices and this has a positive impact on nutrition and the intake of healthy, harder-to-chew foods.

Anatomical/Biological Benefits

When patients lose all their teeth and have to wear complete dentures it results in continued bone loss. Due to the pressure of the denture on the underlying bone, overtime it gets difficult to comfortably wear dentures. Patients with implant overdentures experience less bone loss over time than they would have with conventional complete dentures (ie. no implants). In addition, patients with dental implants will have less atrophy of the muscles around the mouth due to the stability of the dentures that allows for greater muscle activity without displacing the denture.

Dr. Amy Zonoozi is the premier dentist in Ontario and Chino area with the most knowledge and expertise in dental dentures. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with your dentures. Unhappy with your dentures? Call (909) 391-4300.