Implant Supported Overdenture
An Implant Supported Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way we think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant supported dentures.
Implant supported dentures are an incredible way to go. If there is any chance of getting two implants on the lower jaw, do it. Sometimes lower dentures are very difficult to get used to wearing. The muscles under your tongue and in your cheeks are very powerful and the lack of bone to support the denture, dictates how that lower denture will flop around.
Everyone is a little different; some people do great with a lower denture, while others struggle. The amount of bone dictates how secure or mobile this denture will be. But it never fails…Once someone has implants, and the denture is modified to accommodate these implants with attachments, it is literally a night and day difference. Implants not only secure the denture/dentures, they also aide or stop the remaining bone from absorption in the vicinity of the implants.
Keep in mind that there is nothing as good as your natural teeth. Your chewing ability will significantly be reduced when dentures are present, as much as 80%. Implants will increase chewing ability significantly but nothing will be 100% the same.
The removable implant retained overdenture treatment replaces your missing teeth with a full hybrid denture, retained by 2 – 6 dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. An implant retained removable overdenture solution also ensures greater stability in the bone. Implant-supported overdentures stay connected with bar and clip attachment methods or use a variety of abutment-based attachments (ball, magnets, and resilient stud attachments such as Locators). The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that is determined early in the treatment. Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After the healing period, a final, more low profile denture is fabricated and seated, utilizing the implants to secure the new hybrid denture.
REMOVABLE Implant RETAINED Overdentures offer you many advantages:
- A cost effective solution. When compared to some other implant supported restoration methods, your new replacement teeth require fewer implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
- hygiene and cleaning of the attachments and denture is done at home, however, it is advised to have a dental professional evaluate the implants and prosthetic on an annual basis.
- If there is a repair needed, the denture can be repaired, typically same day in our office.
Scientifically proven and documented, Implant Supported Overdentures have had good clinical outcomes from decade-long studies with favorable results.