Open Access Review Article

Fundamentals of Implant Overdenture-Overview

Hariharan Ramakrishnan1* and Maniamuthu Ragupathi2

1Professor, Department of Prosthodontics & Implantology, Ragas Dental College &Hospital, MGR Medical University, Chennai, India

2Lecturer, Ragas dental college and hospital, Chennai, India

ORCID: 0000-0003-4466-5744

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 19, 2021;  Published Date: March 24, 2021


Edentulism is a condition where there is loss of teeth, that changes the lifestyle of a human and results in various systemic changes. Preservation of remaining structures are important and implant overdentures are a boon not only in replacing the lost oral structures but also restores esthetics and functions. This aids in enhancing the nutritional intake and normalise the quality of life of the patient. After the loss of natural teeth restoring the oral structures with the support of implants is both an art and science, which will be described in this article.

Keywords: Denture; Overdenture; Dental implant; Bone density; Dental prosthesis; Mandible; Maxilla

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