Implant Supported Overdenture
An Implant-Supported Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way oral surgeons and general dentists treat patients whose full complement of natural teeth have been lost to decay, disease, or injury. Standard dentures are unsecured oral prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, they are painful, inconvenient, and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing food difficult, limiting the diet that you once enjoyed.
The Implant-Supported Overdenture treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed for this treatment option and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. An Implant-Supported Overdenture solution also ensures that a stable structure supports the denture, as it reduces the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. Implant-Supported Overdentures may be permanently secured in place with screw attachments or may be removable utilizing a variety of abutment-based attachments. The appropriate attachment system is chosen by Dr. Shroyer according to your individual needs.
Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be delivered on the same day of surgery, allowing you to return to a normal way of life quickly. Following a short healing period, your general dentist will connect the final bridge to your implants. Your quality of life improves exponentially as the overdenture is secure and comfortable. Favorite foods can be eaten without fear of embarrassment.
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Implant Supported Overdentures offer you many advantages:
- A cost effective treatment for improving the fit of traditional dentures. Your new replacement teeth require fewer implants to stabilize your denture.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The specially angled placement of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage of your denture to the bone, thus minimizing the need for bone grafting.
- Faster treatment and healing time. A temporary denture may be delivered when the implants are placed, allowing you to have teeth immediately.