According to the Surgeon General, 33% of adults over the age of 65 are missing one or more teeth. Many of these people turn to dentures, which are removable replacement teeth. However, dentures are not always a problem-free solution.
Because dentures are removable, sometimes they sit loosely in the mouth, and certain foods can be off-limits. These issues can be eliminated with overdentures. Overdentures are full dentures that are permanently supported and stabilized to your jawbones with dental implants.
The Overdenture Procedure:
Creating and applying overdentures takes about 3 stages/phased visits.
- First, you’ll meet with one of our excellent doctors during a free initial consultation. You can ask all your questions and express your concerns. Our doctors will give clear answers and together you can arrive at a plan of action.
- During the second phase, a model of your mouth will be made. The overdenture will be created from that model. In subsequent visits, the implants will be placed. Several months will pass to let the jawbone grow in around the implants, creating a sturdy foundation for your overdenture. During this period you can wear your dentures.
- In the third phase, a connecting device is attached to the implants and the overdenture will attach to this.
If you have dentures, or missing teeth, and would like more information about overdentures, please call or email us today to Schedule a Free Consultation.
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