An overdenture is a type of denture that is secured in place by connecting it to dental implants. This is accomplished by using connectors, snaps, or screws to secure it to two to four dental implants.
The primary benefit of an overdenture is that it provides more chewing stability than a conventional removable denture. This is because the implants provide a solid foundation for the denture, which helps to prevent it from moving around during chewing. This can make it easier to eat a wider variety of foods and can also help to improve your overall oral health.
Our dentists can help you determine if an overdenture is right for you. They will assess your oral health and discuss your individual needs to create a treatment plan that is tailored to you. If you are considering an overdenture, be sure to schedule a consultation with our dentists today.
Here are some of the benefits of overdentures:
If you are missing teeth, overdentures can be a great option for you. They provide a more stable and secure way to replace your missing teeth, and they can help to improve your overall oral health. To learn more about overdentures, or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact us today.
What is the process for placement of overdenture implants?
Overdenture implants are placed in two stages. First, our dentists will place two to four dental implants in the jawbone. Once the implants have integrated with the bone, a denture is secured onto the implants using snaps, clips, or other attachments. These attachments secure the false teeth in place and add retention and stability to removable dentures.
If you are considering overdenture implants, it is important to talk to our dentists about the best time to have the implants placed. If you have already lost your teeth, it is best to have the implants placed as soon as possible. This is because bone resorbs quickly and continuously after teeth are removed, and dental implants actually prevent further bone resorption. As a general rule, the sooner the implants are placed, the better the overall foundation for implants.
Here are some of the benefits of overdenture implants:
If you are missing teeth, overdenture implants can be a great option for you. They provide a more stable and secure way to replace your missing teeth, and they can help to improve your overall oral health. To learn more about overdenture implants, or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact us today.
If you are missing teeth, overdentures can be a great option for you. They provide a more stable and secure way to replace your missing teeth, and they can help to improve your overall oral health.
If you wear false teeth, you know the difficulties that come with dentures. Sore gums, movement, and pain associated with chewing are just some of the problems denture wearers face every day. Dental implants offer the stability necessary to make dentures tolerable and functional.
Our dentists can help you determine if you are a good candidate for an overdenture. They will assess your oral health and discuss your individual needs to create a treatment plan that is tailored to you.
Here are some of the benefits of overdentures:
To learn more about overdentures, or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact us today. We offer free consultations and can help you determine if overdentures are right for you.
There is a minimum amount of bone volume that is required to support dental implants and an overdenture. This minimum varies from patient to patient, but our dentists can assess your individual needs to determine if you are a good candidate for overdentures.
Typically, implants used for overdentures are placed in the anterior mandible (chin) region because this area is often the last remaining bone that can be used for a lower overdenture.
As with any implant procedure, preoperative planning is essential to success. State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment — typically cone beam or CBCT imaging — allows our dentists to review detailed 3-D images of the surgical area and to produce a surgical plan that will produce the best possible results.
Here are some of the benefits of using CBCT imaging for overdenture planning:
If you are considering overdentures, it is important to talk to our dentists about the benefits of CBCT imaging. They can help you determine if CBCT imaging is right for you and can discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure.
Preoperative advice and tips
It is extremely important to follow preoperative instructions precisely. Each directive is specifically designed to increase the chances of successful surgery.
Local anesthesia is injected into the area where the surgery will be performed. It numbs the nerves in that area, so you will not feel any pain. Local anesthesia is the most common type of anesthesia used for overdenture placement.
Sedation is a type of anesthesia that makes you feel relaxed and drowsy during the surgery. You will still be awake, but you will not feel any pain. Sedation is often used in combination with local anesthesia.
General anesthesia puts you to sleep during the surgery. It is typically used for more complex procedures or for patients who have a fear of dental work. General anesthesia is administered through an IV, and it can cause you to forget the procedure.
The type of anesthesia used for overdenture placement depends on your individual needs and preferences. Our dentists will discuss the different options with you and help you decide which one is best for you.
No, overdenture placement is not a same-day procedure. Our dentists will first place the dental implants, which can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months to integrate with the bone. Once the implants have integrated, our dentists will attach the overdenture.
Overdentures are not a same-day procedure because the dental implants need time to integrate with the bone. If the implants are loaded too soon, they can fail and the surgical procedures must be repeated.
Here are some of the benefits of waiting for the implants to integrate:
Duration of recovery
The implant surgery for overdentures requires minimal recovery time. Postoperative pain is easily controlled with over-the-counter medication, and most patients can go back to work the next day, sometimes even the same day.
After the initial surgical phase, the attachment of the overdenture is relatively straightforward and requires no postoperative recovery time.
If you are considering overdentures, you can be confident that the recovery time will be short and that you will be able to get back to your normal activities quickly. Our dentists will be happy to answer any questions you have about the recovery process and to help you make the best decision for your oral health.
Here are some of the reasons why the recovery time for overdentures is so short:
Call our dentists today to learn more about overdentures and how they can help you improve your smile. We offer free consultations and can help you determine if overdentures are right for you.
After overdenture implant surgery, it is important to follow your dentists’ instructions carefully to ensure proper healing.
If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to contact our dentists. They will be happy to answer any questions you have and to help you make sure that you are healing properly.
Proper upkeep, issues with recovery & rejection, and peri-implantitis
Most implants have success rates greater than 95%, but proper postoperative home care is imperative to ensure proper healing.
Peri-implantitis is a condition characterized by inflammation and progressive loss of supporting bone around dental implants. It can occur over time in the absence of regular checkups and maintenance. Without proper home care, including brushing and caring for implants, dental implants can develop bone loss just like natural teeth. And like any dental implants, overdenture implants can be damaged by smoking, which can lead to implant failure.
Here are some tips for proper upkeep of overdentures:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is important to see our dentists right away:
By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your overdentures last for many years to come.
For individuals who are missing all of their natural teeth, there are a few options available for replacing them.
The best alternative treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Our dentists will be happy to discuss the different options with you and help you decide which one is right for you.
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