Implant overdentures are an optimal implant therapy for complete tooth replacement prostheses. Situations in which this may be true include the need to be able to remove the prosthesis to ensure proper oral hygiene, a need for cheek and facial support as a result of bone loss in the jaws following tooth loss, and per patient requests. The number of implants required for implant overdentures can range from 2-6 depending on the patients anatomic limitations as well as their expectations.
Major advantages of the incorporation of dental implants with removable prosthesis include improved stability, improved retention, improved confidence, improved comfort, removal of the palatal coverage, improved ability to taste food, and improved functional ability
There are a variety of different options when considering an implant retained removable dental prosthesis. The options include:
- Implant retained overdentures
- Bar retained overdentures