What Are Implant-Supported Overdentures?
Overdentures are dentures that fit over remaining teeth, dental implants, prosthetic teeth, or roots of natural teeth. Implant-supported overdentures are overdentures that attach to implants, rather than resting on the gums.
Who Should Get Implant-Supported Overdentures?
These may be a suitable option for people who do not have any teeth in their jaw or only have a few natural or prosthetic teeth but have sufficient bone in their jaw to be able to support implants. They may also be a great option for people who have experienced difficulty with denture stability on the lower jaw. Even if you need bone grafting in order to strengthen the areas of the jawbone where implantation would occur, you may still be a candidate for implant-supported overdentures.
Are There any Advantages to Using Implant-Supported Overdentures?
Implant-supported overdentures provide a greater degree of stability and comfort for people who need dentures but still have remaining natural teeth or roots. The implant process is relatively quick and often takes less than a year, only involving two small surgeries. Implant-supported overdentures are also easy to care for and more durable, which reduces denture-related stress and frustration, improves speech, strengthens bite, and improves recipients’ overall quality of life.
How Should I Care for My Implant-Supported Overdentures?
Caring for implant-supported overdentures is fairly simple and doesn’t typically require much maintenance, though attachments must typically be replaced once or twice a year. The majority of the time, keeping your overdentures clean only requires brushing with a soft brush and removal at night.
Implant Dentist in San Diego
At Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center, we serve people with all kinds of dental challenges and needs. Our San Diego dentist, Dr. Roya Mirkhan, is widely considered to be one of the best dentists in the country and is knowledgeable about a variety of implant and denture options that may be suitable. If you are considering implant-supported overdentures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mirkhan today and learn what you can do to improve your smile, bite, and overall dental health.
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