Overdentures are removable prosthetics that fit over and are connected to dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, overdentures utilize implants as anchors, providing increased stability and retention. This innovative approach stimulates the jawbone, enhances chewing efficiency, and offers improved comfort and confidence for denture wearers. Overdentures from our Greater Jacksonville, FL, dentists are a versatile solution suitable for patients with varying degrees of tooth loss, offering a more secure and natural-feeling alternative to conventional dentures.
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Benefit of Combining Dentures & Implants
If you’re someone who likes the idea of standard dentures but doesn’t want there to be any risk of slipping or shifting, overdentures may be for you. As mentioned above, this heightened stability is due to the fact that each dental implant has been surgically embedded into the jaw by our dentists. No adhesives needed!
Furthermore, the connection to dental implants helps preserve bone structure in the jaw, preventing further bone loss and maintaining facial contours. This preservation of bone density not only enhances the long-term staying power of the overdentures but also contributes to improved oral health overall. Additionally, overdentures facilitate enhanced chewing efficiency, allowing individuals to enjoy a wider range of foods with greater comfort and confidence.
The process of obtaining overdentures typically begins with an initial consultation and assessment with one of our dentists. During this appointment, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your current oral health, bone density, medical history, and overall suitability for dental implant placement. Once you’re deemed an ideal candidate, the next step involves moving forward with the insertion of the implants.
Please note that pre-existing medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders may impact candidacy and require careful consideration from our dentists. However, if you simply have lower bone density where an implant needs to go, we may recommend a dental bone graft to give some support where it’s needed.
After a healing period, during which the implants integrate with the surrounding bone, the overdentures are custom-made and affixed to the implants. This attachment provides a secure and stable foundation for the overdentures, ensuring optimal function and aesthetics. Finally, patients will receive instructions on post-procedure care and follow-up appointments from us so we can monitor healing and address any concerns.
Ask About Overdentures Today
Our dentists serving Jacksonville, Orange Park, and surrounding areas would be more than happy to speak with you about overdentures. Call one of our Quality Dentures & Implants locations today to request an appointment.