The first recorded use of dental implants was by the ancient Mayans in 600 AD. Dental implants and the technology associated with it has has evolved greatly since then. Dental implant therapy today is considered the premium treatment option for people with missing teeth.
Dental implants are made of titanium and placed in the upper or lower jaw permanently. The implant overtime integrates with the bone and acts like a natural tooth root. This integration creates a solid foundation to attach single or multiple teeth or dentures to it.
Implants are suggested treatment options for people with some or all of their natural teeth missing. People with multiple or all of their teeth missing typically have complete or partial dentures; which are also known as Implant Overdentures.
Implant Overdentures were developed to help patients with some or all of their natural teeth missing to regain the confidence and quality of life, which most likely took a hit since the loss of their teeth.
Advantages of implant retained dentures
• Improved function and chewing efficiency
• Increased retention and stability
• Better Aesthetics
• Preserves the natural bone from resorption
• Improved speech
• Increased confidence
With the technology evolving each passing day, consult your clinician to know if you are a good candidate for Implant overdentures.