Implant supported dentures represent a groundbreaking solution for tooth replacement, particularly for patients who need to replace an entire set of teeth.

Firstly, it is helpful to know how regular dentures function to understand the significance of implant supported overdentures. Unsecured dental prostheses have several limitations, including the potential for chronic pain, inconvenience, or instability. Such dentures can make it challenging to enjoy your favorite foods, but implant supported overdentures can provide a remedy.

This treatment works by replacing all your missing teeth with a complete dental bridge, supported by dental implants. Compared with getting individual implants for each tooth, this approach costs less, takes less time, and requires fewer total implants. Implant supported overdentures also provide greater stability for the bone, which can reduce the need for a bone graft.

Implant supported overdentures stay connected with either bar or clip attachment systems, along with various abutment methods. Your oral surgeon will recommend the approaches that are best suited for your dental needs.

Typically, a set of temporary replacement teeth can be placed on the same day as surgery. Following a brief healing period, your dentist will place the final bridge. Ultimately, this treatment will allow you to start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.

Advantages Of Implant Supported Overdentures

There are a number of benefits that implant supported overdentures can provide, including:

  • Cost-effectiveness. Compared with other forms of dental restoration, implant supported overdentures require fewer implants, and thus they have an overall lower cost.
  • Less likelihood for bone grafting. Implants ensure a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
  • Faster procedure. Replacement arches can be attached to your implants immediately following their placement.
  • Great outcomes. Scientific research shows that implant supported overdentures have a high rate of success and long-lasting results.

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