In the past, people missing all of their teeth were limited to two options: bare gums or dentures.

The disadvantages of bare gums are obvious:

A collapsed face
Extreme difficulty eating and speaking
A physical appearance that makes a person look 20-25 years older
Self-esteem and quality of life issues

The Disadvantages of Dentures:

Dentures are uncomfortable, often painful and do not look natural
Some denture adhesives contain zinc which can cause neurologic problems
Denture wearers have limited taste sensation
People with dentures often suffer with bad breath
Dentures must be removed during most hospital visits and medical appointments
People with dentures have to be very careful what they eat, and can rarely eat anything crunchy or chewy
Self-consciousness during intimate moments

The Advantage of Dental Implants:

Re-establishes lost lip support and therefore minimizes the appearance of wrinkles; no more marionette lines or witches chin
Preserves the remaining bone and maintains the integrity of the facial structure
Eliminates the need for dangerous adhesives
Eliminates the pain caused by ill-fitting dentures
Helps restore natural chewing capacity because of increased stability
Maintains mouth function, including the roof of the mouth, so foods can be fully tasted and enjoyed and you can feel hot and cold differences
Allows you to eat what you want, when you want, where you want

The Overdenture Option

If you have conventional dentures but aren’t wearing them because they are ill fitting or slip around in your mouth, consider an overdenture dental implant. As few as two dental implants will stabilize your conventional dentures so you can go about your daily life with greater confidence.

Benefits of an implant-supported overdenture:

Can attach to as few as two implants per jaw
Removable for easy care
Structured to give full implant-supported function
Restores quality of life in a cost effective and timely manner
Preserves the bone and prevents further deterioration of facial structure
Prevents health problems that would normally occur with complete tooth loss