THE BENEFITS OF IMPLANT SUPPORTED OVER-DENTURES:
-Helps to maintain the shape of the face
-Helps to preserve the bone in the jaws
-Can eliminate the pain of ill-fitting dentures and the need for adhesives
-Offers stability and comfort
-Improves the ability to chew
MAINTENANCE IS IMPORTANT
Many people stop going to their dentist after dentures are fitted. Regular checkups are till the best insurance that your mouth is healthy. Changes in the gums and jawbone can occur under a denture, especially as a result of chronic irritation.
Overgrowth of tissues in some areas, or sores on the gum, is also common. In addition, your dentist or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will sometimes see early warning signs of generalized disease. It is also important to be aware of changes in oral tissue due to cigarette smoking or alcohol consumption so that alterations in these habits can prevent future problems.
Exploring your options with your dentist and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will allow you to function without worrying about your dentures and will preserve the health of your mouth.
Portions of the above information provided as a courtesy by:
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
9700 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5701
847/678-6200 Fax: 847/678-6286
The Straumann Company
1601 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451