Implant Supported Dentures
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Conventional ‘Complete dentures’ have long been the accepted solution, but do have some inherent drawbacks. As these derive their support only by resting on the tissue over the underlying jawbone ‘Ridges’, there is a wear of the jawbone over a period of time which can cause the dentures to become loose. This is more prevalent with the lower denture. Also, in people with very ‘Flat’ resorbed jaw ridges, the dentures may have compromised retention. Dental implants are now routinely used to provide additional support for complete dentures, and greatly improve the retention and comfort, especially for those who have experienced difficult y with a loose lower denture.