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Implant Overdentures: A Superior, Cost-Effective Alternative to Traditional Dentures

Implant Overdentures: A Superior, Cost-Effective Alternative to Traditional Dentures

Implant Overdentures: A Superior, Cost-Effective Alternative to Traditional Dentures

Timothy Kosinski, DDS, MAGD
Timothy Kosinski, DDS, MAGD
on behalf of Glidewell Dental

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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The implant overdenture is a cost-effective solution to complete edentulism and should be presented as one of the primary treatment modalities to edentulous patients. Compared to traditional dentures, implant overdentures provide better function, stability and quality of life for patients. What’s more, the restorative protocol is relatively easy to learn, presenting an accessible gateway to implant therapy as well as significant benefits to both the patient and practice.

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While conventional dentures may enhance esthetics and offer some improvement in function for patients who have lost all their maxillary or mandibular teeth, they are inadequate for many patients due to discomfort, a diminished ability to chew and taste food, and the psychological impact of complete edentulism. Dental implants, on the other hand, can be predictably placed to support an overdenture, providing retention, added stability and an affordable alternative to conventional dentures. Compared to traditional complete dentures, implant-retained prostheses improve chewing capability, speech function, social confidence, comfort and emotional well-being. For dentists, delivering these benefits to patients can be extremely rewarding. Topics include:
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Timothy Kosinski, DDS, MAGD
on behalf of Glidewell Dental

Glidewell Laboratories, based in Newport Beach, California, is an industry-leading provider of high-quality dental lab products and services to dental professionals nationwide for a low cost. Established in January 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, the lab specializes in crown & bridge, ceramic, removable full and partial dentures, dental implants and prosthetic components, and full-cast restorations. Glidewell is an industry leader thanks to its innovative dental technology, experienced R&D department, and dedication to providing free or affordable clinical and technical education to promote industry growth. Read on to see how Jim Glidewell began his career in dentistry and built Glidewell Laboratories into the largest dental lab in the world.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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