Implant Supported Overdentures in Charlotte NC
Not everyone who wears removable dentures takes proper care of them. In too many cases, they wear and deteriorate either from neglect, discomfort, or sheer frustration over them not staying in position.
Here at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, you'll find an alternative to make dentures falling out of alignment a thing of the past, enabling you to perform everyday tasks with renewed self-confidence and self-image. This solution that brings joy back to our visitors' lives is implant-supported overdentures.
What Are Implant Supported Overdentures?
More commonly called overdentures, "anchored" or snap-on dentures, this proven effective method combines the stable foundation of an anchored implant with the convenience of a removable prosthesis to provide patients with missing teeth a permanent solution.
Custom Treatment Plan in Charlotte NC
Across the dental industry, this modern marvel is growing increasingly popular among patients. If you or a loved one wish to upgrade from your current set of dentures or are looking to get your first pair and have any further questions, please contact us to schedule an appointment today.
Dental Implants and Overdentures
As the name implies, overdentures are attached to strategically placed dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which only rest on your gums, this anchored version adds the benefit of reinforcement thanks to the implants' support. We accomplish this via custom attachments that snap onto the implants.
Who Is A Candidate For Fixed Implant-Supported Overdenture?
Anchored dentures are normally aimed at patients who:
Candidates must have a sufficient amount of jawbone to support a and the implants properly.
In most cases, those who elect to receive implant-supported dentures are people who already own a traditional set of conventional dentures.
Overdentures are normally made for the lower jaw because the standard more often than not lacks stability in that area. Granted, a traditional denture can also be fitted for your more stable upper jaw.
Restore Your Smile and Your Oral Health
The procedure usually places one or more implants within the jawbone at the front of your mouth because it typically offers more available bone compared to the back of the jaw.
This is most often the case with bone loss resulting from teeth that were lost a significant amount of time ago.
The jawbone needs stimulation to stay strong, no different from how muscles require stimulation from regular exercise. When a tooth is gone, that stimulation on the jawbone goes with it, leading to bone loss in that area.
The front jaw is also favored due to not having many nerves or other structures that might become an obstacle to the placement of your implants.
What Are Overdentures Made From?
This type of removable denture is constructed using an acrylic foundation modeled off of your real gums for as natural of an appearance as possible. When the base is complete, porcelain or acrylic teeth similarly built to resemble your natural teeth are attached.
How Is The Procedure Done?
Overdentures start with four titanium posts placed at specific points across the upper and lower jaw.
Through 3D digital imaging technology, we measure the precise locations of bone, nerves, and sinuses to ensure optimal long-term effectiveness for the implants.
After determining the positions, each area is numbed with a local anesthetic. Amir Marashi, MD, DDS, FACS will then insert the posts, after which the implants are set. Upon finishing treatment and allowing the area time to heal, your new teeth will, at last, be fitted for you.
Advantages Of Implant-Supported Overdentures
A Smile That Looks Just Like Your Natural Teeth
Remember, if you or a loved one are suffering from tooth loss, there are solutions! Call our experts at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery today for any further questions you have about the implant-supported overdenture or to schedule a consultation!