IMPLANT SUPPORTED OVERDENTURES
Using dental implants to secure and stabilise full dentures has been called the ‘gold standard’ of care for lower denture wearers.
Many patients really struggle with their false teeth and it is no exaggeration to say that many denture wearers are miserable as a result. They find that their dentures move about when they eat and that they can drop embarrassingly when they are talking. Many denture wearers need to glue their dentures in each day and some even avoid eating socially as they are too embarrassed. For such people, dental implants have been a real game changer.
This treatment involves the fitting of between two and four dental implants. These are then attached to the dentures with special snap on connections. The dentures still need to be removed each day for cleaning however they are stable and secure without the need for messy denture adhesives. Patients find they can enjoy the food the like and socialise with more confidence. Age is no barrier to this treatment options. Dr Franks has personally provided overdentures for patients in their 80’s and 90’s.
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