An implant-supported overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Dentures can be painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult and limit the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant- supported dentures.
The implant-supported overdenture concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. An implant-supported overdenture also ensures greater stability in the bone. Implant-supported overdentures stay connected with bar and clip attachment methods or use a variety of abutment-based attachments (ball, magnets, and resilient stud attachments, such as Locators). The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs is determined early in the treatment process. A temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a healing phase, your dentist will place the final prosthesis. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence. Implant-supported overdentures have had good clinical outcomes and favorable results.