Implant-Supported Overdentures

Implant-supported overdentures are a successful treatment concept to replace mostly or entirely missing arch of teeth. Compared to the traditional dental bridge, it is a more stable option and provides more strength while eating. Since they are removable, they offer better cleaning abilities compared to fixed dentures, thus preserving the health of the gums.

Implant Supported Overdentures Fort Worth & Arlington

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Implant-supported overdentures can be used to replace all teeth on a dental arch. For this purpose, several implants are placed in the patient’s upper and/or lower jaw and connected by a so-called bar or bridge of alloy metal (so-called substructure). The abutment(s) of the bar (connecting element) is/are connected with the overdenture teeth.

The patient has to wear a denture (conventional denture) before implantation, after which the overdenture is custom created. There are different alternatives for the overdenture, and teeth can be fabricated as metal or resin bonded to the bar abutments. The bite is then adjusted, and the overdenture is checked for function and comfort.

  • The advantage of an implant-supported overdenture compared to a regular denture is that it can be taken out and cleaned just like natural teeth. It also allows you to eat regular meals without removing your prosthesis.
  • Since fewer implants are needed for each jaw, the cost of this replacement is relatively less.
  • The placement of the implants ensures a natural and effective bite without irritating the gums.
  • If one has severe bone loss due to conventional dentures, an overdenture could be recommended as a better option. It also reduces the need for bone grafting in the future as it preserves the jawbone’s health.

The placement and design of implants and bars will determine the finished product’s functionality, stability, and aesthetics.

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