Implant Supported OverdentureAn 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 are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. Implant-supported overdentures stay connected with bar and clip attachment methods or a variety of other abutment-based attachments. The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that is determined by the restorative dentist 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 several months of healing, your dentist will place the final denture. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
Implant Supported 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.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The implants can be placed in areas of your jaw that already have sufficient bone, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement denture can sometimes be attached to your implants immediately after placement.