An implant-supported overdenture replaces missing teeth by way of a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. This is an innovative restoration technique giving surgeons and dentists a better way to replace complete sets of teeth. These outperform standard lower-jaw dentures which are unstable. Because many denture wearers experience regular discomfort, instability, and limited food options, many are turning to their oral healthcare providers for this better option.
This treatment is ideal for a variety of reasons including significant cost savings and reduced treatment time due to needing fewer implants. This procedure has been a popular option for many patients who want to replace missing teeth and have enough jawbone support.
Some additional benefits to consider are:
For patients who do not have enough jawbone support, a bone graft might be needed which could extend the treatment time.
Dental implants are inserted into the front side of your jawbone because there is more bone mass to work with compared to the rear. Even with already missing teeth, this jaw region is still preferred, but once you lose a tooth, you begin losing bone mass in that region. It’s also a preferred area because it has fewer nerves which might complicate the installation process.
Treatment time and the frequency of follow-up visits can vary depending on your particular oral health needs. A single step procedure is being used more often for installing the implants and support bar. This method has a high rate of success for many patients and provides a more comfortable recovery time. Talk to your oral surgeon about a treatment plan that is best for your needs.
Compared to standard dentures, implant-supported overdentures securely fit in your mouth thanks to the attachment system and dental implants that are installed by an experienced oral surgeon. The oral surgery practice you choose should be reputable and able to answer your questions and concerns thoroughly while giving you the best care available.
Dr. Nancy Herbst of Union City Oral Surgery Group has 25 years of experience providing oral and maxillofacial surgery in New Jersey. Her patients are cared for with the most up-to-date technology available so that she creates an exceptional surgical experience. Contact us at (201) 601-9262 to learn more about implant supported overdentures and our practice.