Tooth loss can happen to anyone, even with excellent oral hygiene habits. Genetics, facial injuries, and oral hygiene can all cause tooth loss, and our experts at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants offer overdentures to help patients restore their smile while protecting their oral health.
Overdentures can replace one or both arches of teeth and restore your ability to eat your favorite foods and smile confidently, plus enjoy all the benefits of dental implants. Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack create a personalized treatment plan built around your needs and by using the latest advancements in implant dentistry, we can help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Contact our office in Feasterville, Newtown, or Abington, PA, to schedule your consultation.
What Are Overdentures?
Overdentures are removable dentures that attach to dental implants using special attachments. They will not move around in your mouth and do not require dental adhesive to stay in place. Your oral surgeon will insert multiple dental implant posts, then fasten the prosthesis to the implants. You will only need to take out your prosthesis at night to clean it, but it will remain in your mouth throughout the day. Because the prosthesis is not fixed to the dental implants, overdentures are a more affordable option for full-mouth restoration.
The Benefits of Overdentures
Implant-supported dentures provide numerous benefits, such as:
Your dentures will not slip or fall out
Dental implants prevent jaw bone atrophy
Your dentures remain in your mouth during meals
More comfortable than traditional dentures
Easier to clean and maintain than traditional dentures
How Are Overdentures Placed?
First, you will meet with one of our board-certified oral surgeons for a consultation appointment. We will take 3D scans of your mouth and talk about your treatment options. Your oral surgeon will create a detailed surgical plan for your specific restorative needs. We typically use IV anesthesia for overdenture surgery, but we offer many anesthesia and sedation options for your comfort.
Your oral surgeon will place multiple dental implants into the jaw bone during the initial surgery. After the implants have healed, a second procedure is necessary to uncover the implant posts. We will attach a snap, bar, or abutment to each implant. These attachments connect the implants with the prosthesis and serve as a foundation for your new teeth.
We will allow time for your gums to heal, which may take around 2 weeks. While we work to place and monitor your implants, your dentist is fabricating your custom-made dentures that will look and feel natural in your mouth. After you have fully healed, your dentist will attach your final dentures and make sure they fit comfortably.
We offer one-stage systems that reduce your overall treatment time, and we will use this system if it is right for your oral health needs. One-stage systems use implants that already have the retainer bar attached so there is no need for a second procedure.
Am I a Candidate for Overdentures?
As long as you have a healthy jaw bone that can support dental implants, you are likely a candidate for overdentures. We have placed implant-supported dentures for many adults in their 70s, 80s, and 90s!
Overdentures may not be the right tooth restoration treatment if you:
- Smoke, which greatly increases the risk of gum disease
- Have poor gum health, such as gum disease or infection
- Have a weakened jaw bone
Our surgeons can use bone grafting treatments to rebuild the jaw bone and create a healthy foundation for dental implants. If you have oral disease or infection, this must be treated prior to undergoing dental implant placement for overdentures.
Overdentures in Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, and Abington, PA
Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants has three offices in the Greater Philadelphia region to serve our patients. If you have missing teeth, seek a more convenient alternative to removable dentures, or want to learn about your restorative options, contact our office to learn about overdentures and dental implants in Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, or Abington, PA.
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