IMPLANTS SUPPORTED OVERDENTURE

Traditional dentures rely on support from the gums and underlying bone. The pressure from dentures leads to bone loss, and eventually the gum and bony ridges no longer effectively hold the dentures in place, particularly on the bottom. Today, with the support from implants, dentures become more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear. 

In the lower jaw, we can place two implants over which a removable denture can attach, transferring that pressure into the bone structure rather than the bone surface, and preserving the bone directly under the dentures. The stability provided by implants is also important because it prevents the tongue from easily displacing a lower denture in the normal course of eating and speaking.

In the upper jaw, an implant-supported overdenture requires more than two implants because there is less bone density than in the lower jaw.

 

 

Implant Care and Maintenance

Two ways that an implant can lose attachment to the bone and fail once it has successfully fused are poor oral hygiene or excessive biting forces.

Poor oral hygiene and/or a lack of regular cleanings can lead to a destructive bacterial infection called peri-implantitis. It can be prevented by flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis with regular professional cleanings.

Excessive biting forces can come from either a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, or an insufficient number of implants to handle the forces generated by your bite. We will make sure you receive the correct number of implants so this does not happen. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, we will recommend wearing a nightguard to protect your implants.

Implants are a long-term investment in your smile, your health and your well-being. At Tu Xuong Dental Clinic, one set of implant (including abutment and crown) costs from 1,100 to 1,600USD depending on the origin of material. Its price is 75% cheaper than of developed countries such as America, Australia, Switzerland... and 50% lower in comparison to Thailand and Singapore.