The standard of care for the edentulous mandible (no lower teeth) should be the two-implant retained mandibular over-denture (IRMOD).
A survey of U. S. prosthodontic academic experts determined the following opinions:
- Consensus that the IRMOD was superior in 9 of 10 parameters assessed: retention, stability, speech, chewing efficiency, comfort while eating soft foods and hard foods, confidence in intimate situations, satisfaction and self esteem.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
5060 California Ave., #170
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 325-1275 |