An implant-supported overdenture is a type of removable denture that is attached to dental implants. It differs from a regular denture which instead rests on the gums without dental implants. This prosthetic is made from acrylic and mimics the aesthetic of teeth and gums so when you wear them, your smile will look and feel natural and genuine. Many patients find this option to be more satisfactory than regular dentures as the implants make them more stable and comfortable to wear. They also provide better speech support and allow patients’ ability to chew a wider variety of foods.
Bar-retained overdentures: A thin titanium bar following the curves of your jaw is attached to dental implants that are placed in your jawbone. Clips (or other attachments) are fitted to either the bar, denture or both so that the denture fits over the bar and can be secured into place by the attachments.
Ball-retained overdentures: Also known as stud-retained overdentures, each implant in the jawbone holds a metal ball-shaped attachment (“male”) that fits into another socket-like attachment (“female”) on the denture. In some cases, the order is the opposite with the denture holding the male attachments and implants holding the female. If you are missing teeth and interested in learning more about this prosthetic device, contact our friendly dentists in Gordon today on 02 9739 9666 or click here.
What To Expect An implant-supported overdenture is for people who don’t have any teeth but do have enough bone in the jaw to support dental implants. A dentist will determine if is a suitable treatment for you during consultation. This will involve a review of your medical and dental histories, X-rays and taking impressions of your teeth and gums to make models. You may also require a CT scan of your mouth. The process of getting implant-supported overdentures involves two surgeries and can take up to 6 months. This is because it includes dental implant surgery which requires a longer recovery period so that the implant can fuse with the bone. When it is finally completed, your dentist will provide you with care and maintenance advice for your new implant-supported dentures, and schedule oral health check-ups.
772A Pacific Hwy, Gordon NSW 2072
02 9739 9666
Emergency Appointments: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
(Subject to change during public holidays)
Atria Dental is conveniently located on Pacific Highway in Gordon. The clinic is less than 200m from Gordon train station and 10m from the nearest bus stop. The clinic is fully pram/wheelchair accessible and has no stairs from door to surgery.
The clinic is a mere 11 minute drive from Macquarie Centre and a 5 minute drive from the Gordon Golf Club near Killara.
If you wish to drive to the clinic, 2 hour parking can be found in a car park on Moree Street behind the practice, alternatively there is another private carpark across the road. If you require a more than 2 hours, street parking is available further down Moree Street.
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