Edentulous patients—patients who have lost all or most of their teeth—often experience problems with conventional dentures, including pain during eating and chewing, as well as insufficient stability and retention of the denture. The instability of conventional dentures requires the patient to utilize the lip, tongue, and cheek muscles, in addition to denture adhesive, to hold the dentures in place.
The LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System can replace a full or partial arch of missing teeth with two to four implants. The denture connects to the implants to improve stability, comfort, and bone retention.
What are the benefits of dentures supported by implants?
- People who opt for implant-supported dentures are more confident when they talk, laugh, and eat in public. You'll never have to worry about your false teeth slipping or falling out while you eat or are engaged in conversation.
- Implant-supported dentures are far more comfortable because they are secure and feel like natural teeth. There is also less irritation of gum tissue; patients who have conventional dentures often suffer pain and canker sores.
- Implant-supported dentures look more natural than conventional dentures because less plastic is needed for retention. Wearing implant-supported dentures can also help your appearance in the long term by preventing jaw shrinkage and bone loss.
- Patients with conventional dentures have difficulty with speaking clearly. Slurred speech and clicking noises are common problems. Implant-supported dentures can help you relax and talk easily with a more clear and natural voice.
- Best of all, with implant-supported dentures, there is no need to use denture adhesives.