Dentures that fall out of the mouth easily when talking, eating, or drinking are an embarrassing and sometimes painful issue that doesn’t have to continue.
Overdenture implants can help to mend the issue, keeping dentures in place and providing a sense of security. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is an Overdenture?
An overdenture, or overdenture implant, is an appliance implanted into the bone structure of the mouth. Dentures are attached to the implant, which keeps them in place.
Dentures are easily removed from the implant for cleaning or as needed, but the tooth supported overdenture holds the dentures securely whenever they are in the mouth.
Who Can Get an Implant Overdenture?
It is necessary to have enough bone in the mouth to support an overdenture in order to be successful with an overdenture implant. For those who are missing a number of teeth or have lost bone structure in the mouth, an overdenture implant may not be possible.
What Kinds of Overdenture Implants Are Available?
- Bar retained dentures: Up to five implants can be fitted to the denture, which is then attached to the bar.
- Stud attachment dentures: Each denture fits into the attachment with a ball and stud-shaped connection.
Does It Hurt to Get Overdenture Implants?
All overdenture implant procedures begin with x-rays and an impression of your mouth to determine how best to proceed. Together with an examination by an orthodontic professional, you can get a clear picture of what your journey to overdenture implants will look like.
In most cases, it will take several months to go through the process of getting overdenture implants. Healing in between steps is necessary. Though it can take some time, it is well worth the effort.
Are Overdentures a Good Idea for Me?
Every person’s experience with dentures is different, and yours should be based on your personal needs and issues. Contact us at Dison Dentistry today to set up a consultation and begin your journey away from denture slippage.