Are your existing dentures uncomfortable or difficult to function with? integratedDENTAL wants you to know there is a better alternative to traditional dentures – the Implant-Supported Overdenture! Implant-supported overdentures are much more comfortable because they are secured in place, eliminating an ill-fit that often leads patients to be dependent upon denture adhesives and creams. Since implant-supported overdentures have excellent retention and stability, patients spend less time worrying about their teeth falling out and more time enjoying comfortably eating!
An implant-supported overdenture is similar to a traditional denture but has the added benefit of “attachments” that snap onto the implants to snugly hold the denture in place, thus greatly increasing the retention and stability of the prosthesis. Lower dentures traditionally pose greater comfort challenges to patients due to instability issues, and that is why implant-supported overdentures are more common on the lower jaw.
Implant-supported overdentures can be either partial or complete dentures. Additionally, the number of implants and their positioning is dependent upon the type of denture a patient needs. Typically, a 3D image is required to determine if a patient is a candidate for implants and to help with digitally planning out implant placement.
For patients who have worn traditional dentures, the initial response when transitioning to an implant-supported overdenture is one of joy! These patients will tell you that not only do their dentures feel so much more secure and comfortable, but they are better able to speak and no longer worry about their dentures falling out. Other benefits of implant-supported overdentures include the ability to eat a greater variety of foods and to taste foods better as the option to eliminate covering the roof of your mouth with an implant-supported overdenture exists.