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Implant Supported Overdentures in Gordon

A Stable and Comfortable Denture for A Natural Looking Smile

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.

2 Types of Overdentures

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 4006 8310 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.

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