Implant overdentures can change the way you feel about wearing dentures. They improve function and comfort, and they look and feel more like natural teeth.
What Are Implant Overdentures?
Dental implants are surgically implanted in your jawbone to serve as anchors for your dentures. During the healing period, the implants fuse with your jawbone for reliable support. Your dentures will be secured to the implants. As few as two implant fixtures will stabilize your dentures, but four to six fixtures will increase the stability.
What Are the Advantages?
Implant overdentures have a positive impact on your quality of life in several ways:
- They won’t slip around or fall out. And the stability will relieve anxiety about embarrassing moments from loose dentures.
- Everyday functions, including speaking and eating, are easier.
- They will feel more like your natural teeth.
- Implants stimulate and help preserve jawbone. Otherwise, when all of your teeth are missing, your body resorbs the bone.
- They help prevent facial collapse, which results from bone shrinkage and lack of support for your facial muscles.
- If you want your dental work completed in phases, you can receive new dentures first. They can be fitted for dental implants later.
Insist on Quality
Quality dental implants can be a lifetime solution for stabilizing your dentures. Avoid insisting on the lowest cost for your implant overdentures. If a dentist takes shortcuts our uses cheap implant fixtures to save money, the results can be costly. Misplaced fixtures can cause a variety of problems, including:
- Loose implants
The money you originally saved can be quickly drained to correct dental implant mistakes or failure.
At Kentucky Dental Group, we will thoroughly review your medical and dental history to ensure you’re a candidate for this treatment. We will partner with a periodontist or oral surgeon to ensure proper planning and placement of the implants for your dentures. And you’ll receive dentures with high-quality composite teeth that look natural.
If you’re interested in knowing if you’re a candidate for implant overdentures, contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.