Implant overdenture surgery is commonly referred to an oral surgeon by many other dental offices, however everything can be done here at Taher Family Dentistry. For this procedure, it is crucial to have implants placed in areas that will allow for great retention of the denture and give you the ability to chew without the denture moving. If you have several missing teeth or it is recommended to have all of your teeth removed, an implant overdenture is a great option to consider.
The surgery aspect of this process involves taking out any problematic teeth left in the arch, placing implants in the jawbone and potentially using bone grafting to fill in areas where teeth were removed. The implants are placed in the jawbone under the gums. Once the implants are in place, they will be given time to heal. After the healing process is complete, the implant overdenture restoration can be connected to the implants. This connection contains a housing in the inside of the denture that has replacement O-rings with varying retention. The implants have what are called locator abutments so the O-rings in the denture can snap over.
The Implant overdenture is a great option for many people who have lost all of their teeth or need a full arch replacement. It is also a good option for people who have trouble keeping their existing dentures in place. Implant overdentures can give you back the ability to chew your food and speak clearly without the worry of them coming out or the painful areas when they slide around. Implant overdentures can also improve your appearance by giving you a natural-looking smile and they are much more comfortable than conventional dentures. If you’d like to read more about the restoration of an implant overdenture, click here.
Taher Family Dental is proud to serve Worcester county and the surrounding areas. If you are in need for comprehensive dental treatment involving advanced techniques including dental implant placement, contact us to get scheduled!