One of the biggest complaints of denture wearers is that they are uncomfortable and difficult to function with. There is a better alternative to traditional dentures- the implant-supported overdenture! Implant-supported overdentures are secured in place eliminating the ill-fit that causes discomfort and dependency on adhesives and creams. Implant-supported overdentures also have excellent retention and stability, so you can spend less time worrying about your teeth falling out and more time enjoying your smile!
What Is an Implant-supported Overdenture?Similar to traditional dentures, implant-supported overdentures have the added benefit of “attachments” that snap onto the implants to hold the dentures in place. The attachments greatly increase the retention and stability of the prosthesis. Implant-supported overdentures are more common on the lower jaw, which traditionally poses greater instability issues and comfort challenges to patients.
Implant-supported overdentures can be either partial or complete dentures. The number of implants and their positioning is dependent upon the type of denture a patient needs. A 3D image is typically required to determine if a patient is a candidate for implant-supported overdentures and plan out implant placement.