If you are missing teeth and need a denture or if you are all too familiar with the discomfort and inconvenience of loose-fitting dentures, an implant overdenture may be right for you.
Dental Implants to Support Your Overdenture
Dr. Collins has helped a number of patients who come in with loose-fitting dentures. The more implants that are used, the more stability can be achieved.
At least four implants are gently screwed into the front of a patient’s lower jaw. If you choose to receive more than four implants, the stability will increase.
This is a relatively painless procedure that can be performed by Dr. Collins and requires only a mild anesthesia. The dental implants, which are strategically placed for maximum support. The overdenture is then carefully adjusted to allow it to snap onto the four implants. You can see this process illustrated in the diagram above.
The Advantages of Implant Overdentures Versus Complete Dentures
- The final result is tight-fitting and reliable.
- They allow a patient to speak and eat with confidence.
- It is unlikely they will fall out at embarrassing times.
- Chewing efficiency is improved.
- They prevent facial collapse, a condition where your jawbone shrinks after your teeth are missing.
Imagine this. When the procedure is complete, you will be able to eat normally, enjoy a pleasant conversation, laugh, and talk with the confidence that your denture is secure.
We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation today where you can meet personally with Dr. Collins for an initial evaluation and get your questions answered. Find out if you are a candidate for implant overdentures by calling us at 225-292-4321.