What Are Implant-Supported Overdentures?
Our Fairhope team provides implant-supported overdentures to our patients, which are dentures that are connected to the gums through dental implants instead of an adhesive or suction, as with traditional dentures. Think of them as a more permanent, modern version of your regular dentures.
The first procedure will be to surgically place the dental implants into the jawbone. Once these implants fuse to the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, a connector is attached. Impressions of your dental arches will be taken, and a customized denture is created. Then, the dentures are locked into place through the snap-on connector on the implant.
At Dental Implants in Fairhope, our team of implant-supported denture professionals has decades of experience in these procedures and we keep up with the latest technology to ensure you receive the highest standard of care. Local anesthesia is used in our implant procedures so you can be assured of a pain-free experience. While you may experience some discomfort during the initial healing process, this can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Overdentures
Attaching dentures directly to the jaw drastically improves denture stability and allows you to eat a variety of harder foods that you wouldn’t be able to with typical dentures. It also reduces the possibility of mouth sores. Implant-supported overdentures look more natural than removable dentures.
Another benefit of implant-supported dentures is jawbone stimulation and retention. When a person loses teeth, chewing no longer stimulates the jawbone, and the bone begins to deteriorate. Because the dental implants fuse directly with the bone, they create stimulation with chewing, preventing bone loss.
Who Qualifies for Implant-Supported Overdentures?
For those who qualify, implant-supported overdentures can give you a more confident smile and eating experience, significantly improving your quality of life. Those who do well with implant-supported overdentures typically include people who have:
- Enough bone mass to attach the dental implants
- Good overall and oral health
- Most or all of their teeth missing
- Healthy gums
3 Advantages to Using Dr. Northcutt
Dr. Northcutt has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years in a small town and has maintained an excellent reputation.
He provides IV sedation to keep you comfortable during all procedures
He is the surgeon and restorative dentist. He is going to make sure implants are done correctly and restored to your results are the best they can be.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our Foley-based dental implants. Hopefully, we have answered some of your questions and helped you as you approach your new road toward dental health.
We know things can be overwhelming and you may not know where to begin and that’s ok! We are here to help you.
I want to personally invite you to come by and meet with me. Let’s discuss what options you have and get all your questions answered. I look forward to seeing you smile again and changing the way you smile.
– Dr. Jason Northcutt
Contact us today
Our team is excited to restore your smile and oral health with implant-supported overdentures. To discuss whether this procedure might be right for you, call our Fairhope dental implants experts today to schedule a consultation!