Implant Overdentures

Implant Overdentures

Implant overdentures are a type of dental prosthesis that combine dental implants with removable dentures. Unlike traditional removable dentures that rely solely on suction or adhesives for stability, implant overdentures are anchored onto dental implants placed in the jawbone. The implants serve as a solid foundation, allowing the dentures to snap onto the implants securely. At Foothill Dental Care: Jean Lee, DDS, implant overdentures are an excellent solution for individuals who have lost many teeth and are looking for increased stability and comfort compared to traditional dentures.

The Benefits of Implant Overdentures

Enhanced Stability

The primary advantage of implant overdentures is their increased stability compared to traditional removable dentures. The implants provide a firm anchorage, preventing denture movement or slippage while eating, speaking, or engaging in social activities. This stability restores confidence and allows for natural chewing and speaking abilities.

Improved Comfort

Implant overdentures are designed to fit snugly on the gums, reducing pressure points and discomfort often associated with traditional dentures. The enhanced stability and support from the implants make wearing dentures a more comfortable experience.

Preserved Jawbone

Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that commonly occurs with tooth loss. By preserving the underlying bone structure, implant overdentures help maintain facial aesthetics and avoid the sunken appearance often associated with bone resorption.

Improved Oral Health

Implant overdentures are easy to clean and maintain. They can be removed for regular cleaning, ensuring proper oral hygiene and reducing the risk of gum disease or infection. Additionally, implant overdentures do not require messy adhesives, providing a cleaner and more convenient dental solution.

The Implant Overdenture Procedure

Dental implants are strategically placed into the jawbone during a surgical procedure. The number of implants will depend on individual factors and the dentist's recommendation. Temporary dentures may be worn during the healing period. The implants fuse with the jawbone over time through osseointegration. This creates a strong and stable foundation for the final overdentures. The healing process typically takes a few months, during which regular check-ups with the dental team are scheduled.

Once the implants have fully integrated, impressions of the mouth are taken to create custom overdentures. These dentures are designed to fit precisely onto the implants and gums, providing optimal stability and aesthetics. The custom overdentures are tried on and adjusted to ensure a comfortable fit and natural appearance. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper alignment and bite. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor the healing process, make necessary adjustments, and guide oral hygiene and denture care.

Implant overdentures have revolutionized the field of tooth replacement, offering enhanced stability, comfort, and improved oral health compared to traditional dentures. If you are considering implant overdentures, visit Foothill Dental Care: Jean Lee, DDS, at 6581 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042, or call (818) 353-1125 to determine if they are the right choice for you.

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