Implant ASSOCIATED OverdentureAn Implant Associated Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant associated dentures.
The Implant Associated Overdenture treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a denture that uses implants to help with your function such as chewing and speaking. Fewer implants are often needed and overall treatment time and cost is able to be reduced. An Implant Associated Overdenture solution also helps provide greater stability in the bone, often reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. Implant associated overdentures stay connected with a bar and clip attachment or use a variety of abutment-based attachments (ball, magnets, and resilient stud attachments such as Locators). The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that is determined at your consultation. Typically, a temporary set of teeth (such as a conventional denture) can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a short healing period, your dentist will place the final prosthesis with attachment to your implants. Your quality of life can be improved and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
Implant Supported Overdentures offer you many advantages:
- A cost effective solution. When compared to some other implant associated restoration methods, your new replacement teeth could require fewer implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The special angled placement of some of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement teeth can be attached to your implants after healing for only a few months.
Scientifically proven and documented. Implant Associated Overdentures have had good clinical outcomes from decade long studies with favorable results.