Implant-supported overdentures are one of the many restorative dentistry options available to replace a full arch of teeth. Overdentures are a prosthetic dental arch that is supported by implants or teeth versus gums like traditional dentures. Implant-supported overdentures offer better stability and comfort compared to removable dentures. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer a wide variety of implant-denture combinations for smile restorations, including overdentures.
Overdentures can be removable or fixed in place. There are different options available, depending on the preferences of the patient. Implant secured or supported overdentures connect to implants to hold them in place. There are overdentures that “snap” in place and others that are secured with a ball device on the implant abutment. These retained or secured overdentures offer more stability than traditional dentures, but they still can be removed by the patient and taken out for cleaning and sleeping.
For those who want a fixed set of dentures that are not removable, implant-supported overdentures are an excellent solution. These overdentures are screwed to the supporting dental implants, usually with 4-8 implants used for each arch. With fixed overdentures, you can replace your upper and lower teeth with only a few implants on each arch. The implants help retain bone density in the jawbones by stimulating bone growth. Traditional dentures do not promote bone retention and the facial structure can change over time.
Implant-supported overdentures are one solution for replacing a full lower or upper set of teeth. There are multiple options available in overdentures with different price points and benefits. If you want to explore all the options for replacing your missing teeth, overdentures supported or retained by dental implants may be a good solution.
At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer cutting-edge restorative and implant dentistry. We utilize the latest dental technology to provide dental implant restorations with hybrid dentures and overdentures. To schedule a restorative dentistry consultation, contact our dental center in Liberty Lake, WA, to book your appointment. We welcome patients from throughout the Spokane, WA and Post Falls, ID, area, and we accept most dental insurance plans at our office.