Implant Overdentures Are an Excellent Hybrid Solution for Tooth Loss

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Implant OverdenturesWe treat a variety of patients, including patients that are interested in implant overdentures to replace missing or damaged teeth. If you are unfamiliar with this solution, it is an excellent hybrid between traditional dentures and dental implants. The solution is more durable than wearing dentures and can be completed faster than if you were to replace all of your teeth with implants.

Facts of overdentures

We create dentures after taking an impression of your mouth and taking measurements. The dental lab will then make a set of dentures that look natural and fit securely in your mouth. Modern technology makes it possible to have a set of dentures that are far more comfortable than past versions of dentures. Traditional dentures are not permanently secured in place and can slip while eating, laughing, or engaging in a rigorous activity.

Dental implants are the most secure and durable solution for tooth loss. During the process, we implant a metal post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. Once in place, the implant acts like a new root that can secure the new tooth (crown). As a result, the implant stays in place regardless of what you are eating or activities that you engage in. For people that want to retain an active lifestyle, this is the best solution for doing so. However, the process takes time.

If you have lost all or most of your teeth, an individual implant needs to go where each tooth was.  The process for dental implants can take months to complete and be very costly. Implant overdentures are an excellent solution since this procedure uses the same concept as traditional implants, but only places four implants at specified locations.

Here is how it works

The lab will create a denture that looks natural and has all of your new teeth attached to it. The difference is that we secure this denture in place by four metal, dental implants. Instead of popping it in every day, your denture is attached so that it will not slip when you eat, speak or laugh. You can enjoy your daily activities without worrying about your teeth or how daily activities will affect them. Another benefit of implant overdentures is that you do not have to go through an extensive surgical process to get them. We can place the posts that secure the implant overdentures in one day.

The entire process for implant overdentures can generally take around two or three appointments. There is no delay between when the implants are placed and when the dentures can be secured to them, which also shortens the process when comparing it to traditional dental implants. If you are looking for a fast and secure solution to tooth loss, there is no comparison to implant overdentures.

Implant Overdentures Williamsburg

Taking care of them is easy as well. Your new teeth will be durable so you can continue to eat your favorite foods, making this solution ideal for those that want the convenience of a full set of teeth.

Live in Williamsburg, VA and have questions about Implant Overdentures? Give us a call at (757) 229-6414.


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