Replacing Missing Teeth with Implant Retained Dentures
One option for replacing multiple teeth is an implant retained denture. Although many patients have no problem wearing an upper denture, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth. One option to improve retention of the lower denture without adhesive is the “implant overdenture” which fits securely onto two or more dental implants. The retention of the denture comes from the snap mechanism of implant attachments but is still removable for cleaning purposes. If used in combination with an upper denture, an implant overdenture, will allow the palate to not be fully covered minimizing the gag reflex and improving the sense of taste.