Implant Supported Overdentures
What are implant supported overdentures?
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
Implant-supported dentures usually are made for the lower jaw because regular dentures tend to be less stable there. Usually, a regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own and doesn't need the extra support offered by implants. However, you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.
Benefits of stabilising dentures with dental implants are:
Improved speech and confidence
It’s a minimally invasive procedure
Ends the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives
Restores proper chewing. This allows for a better diet and improved health
Helps stimulate your jaw and maintain bone structure
Caring for Your Implant-Supported Denture
You should remove an implant-supported denture daily to clean the denture, gum area and the attachments. Just as with regular dentures, you should not sleep with the implant-supported dentures at night.
At your regular check-ups, we will test all the parts of your new denture to see if they are secure. We will also check your bite and clean off any tartar accumulated around the attachments with special instruments.
Have a question?
To find out if implant supported overdentures are the right solution for you, call us today on 9583 1654 or request an appointment online for an evaluation.
All clinical photographs and radiographs are of actual patients of Dr Changjie Guo