For those who have lost most or all of their teeth, implant overdentures can be the best solution for giving them back a complete smile. While dental implants can be used for a complete dental restoration, implant overdentures are often a better solution for many of our patients at Amber Hills Dental. This combination of implants and dentures offers the health benefits of implants with secured functionality for the dentures that replace the teeth. It is a wonderful option that can vastly improve your appearance, health and quality of life if you are missing all of your teeth.
Implant overdentures use dental implants to secure a set of dentures in place. Unlike traditional dentures, the addition of implants gives stability to the dentures without the use of adhesives. Plus, implants act like natural teeth roots to stimulate the jaw bone, reducing bone loss that can change your facial structure. There are a few different types of implant overdentures we offer at Amber Hills Dental, including retained and supported options.
Implant Retained Dentures
With implant retained dentures, the overdenture is held in place by dental implants. The overdentures are removable, but no adhesives are needed to secure the prosthetic in place. The overdentures have attachments that fit onto the implants to keep them from slipping when you talk or chew. These options are usually gum-supported, resting directly on the gums.
Implant Supported Dentures
In the implant supported option in overdentures, the prosthetic is attached directly to the implants and does not rest on the gums. While there are different options in implant supported overdentures, the fixed version is the most like your natural teeth and are not removable.
If you want a more natural and comfortable solution for replacing your teeth than traditional dentures, implant overdentures may be the right option for you. Contact Amber Hills Dental today to schedule an appointment to learn about all our restorative dental options to determine which is right for you.