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Overdentures – Fixed Dentures on Implants
According to the American Dental Association, a denture should fit securely without adhesive. However, some patients find that a traditional denture slips and moves around. Implant-supported overdentures snap onto dental implants to create a more stable fit. Patients may not be familiar with these types of prostheses, as they are less common than regular dentures, so it is typical for patients to have questions if this solution has been recommended. For those needing to replace missing teeth, this type of denture is often a viable option.
Common questions about overdentures
Patients may wonder if an overdenture is right for their situation, and if so, how to get the process started.
Who is a candidate for an overdenture?
For overdentures to work, the patient must have enough bone support in the jaw to hold an implant. The jawbone and gum tissue begin to shrink once teeth have been missing for a long time. Eventually, the patient may not have enough of a bony ridge left for implant placement. In this situation, a bone graft may be necessary.
If the patient's teeth have been recently extracted, there may be enough bone left for immediate implant placement. A dental X-ray can help the doctor determine if the jawbone is healthy enough to support an implant.
How long does the process take?
What are the care requirements for an overdenture?
A healthy, attractive smile is something that most people want to have. For those who are missing most or all teeth, this is still possible to obtain. Restorations such as overdentures can transform a patient's whole smile. If you are considering this procedure, set up a consultation today and learn what steps can be taken to get a smile to enjoy for years.
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