Implant Supported Overdenture
What is an Implant-Supported Overdenture?
An Implant Supported Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists 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.
The Implant Supported Overdenture treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants, a minimum of four, are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. An Implant Supported 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 a short healing period, your dentist will place the final bridge. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
What are the advantages of the Implant-Supported Overdenture?
- 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.
- Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.
It is important to understand, that each case is different. Our goal is long term success. Required treatment and treatment times may vary. Your general dentist will work together with Dr. Monique Flynn to determine the best course of action for your case to achieve the best result possible.
Scientifically proven and documented. Implant Supported Overdentures have had good clinical outcomes from decade long studies with favorable results. You can find more information about overdentures at www.teethinplace.com
Examples of options which utilize implants to help retention and/or support of a denture are seen below. In general, the more dental implants that are utilized, the more stabile the denture will be and the more the denture will function closer to natural teeth. A minimum of two dental implants can be utilized in the mandible, a minimum of four dental implants can be used in the maxilla. In these examples, the denture appliance usually has less bulk than a traditional denture and the appliance can be put in and taken out by the patient. Options which do not utilize a denture or are not removable by the patient are also available. Please refer to the TeethXpress section for more information.