What Are Implant-Supported Overdentures?
Our office serving Foley offers implant-supported overdentures which are a unique type of removable denture connected to the jaw through dental implants. Typically, normal dentures attach to the mouth by being fitted tightly around the gum tissue. Implant-supported overdentures use dental implant posts as the snap-in locations to secure the dentures to the gums. Though the dental implants themselves can last a lifetime, the dentures normally need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.
The main part of this procedure is placing the implant posts in the jawbone. Once the dental implants have undergone osseointegration (joined with the bone), a connector can be placed on the post. Your personalized denture is then placed onto the connector. Our dental implant and denture specialists serving Foley have years of education and experience providing clients with these life-changing, implant-supported overdentures.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Overdentures
Unlike typical dentures, which are held in place through an adhesive or suction, implant-supported dentures are snugly connected to dental implants that are fused directly with the jawbone. This makes them more comfortable and longer-lasting than traditional dentures, and you can enjoy your favorite hard or chewy foods without worrying about dentures slipping out.
Implant-supported overdentures from our team serving Foley help to preserve bone density. With dental implants fused directly to the jawbone, your jaw continues to be stimulated through chewing, which prevents bone loss. Dentures themselves just sit on top of the gums, and without stimulation, your jawbone decays with age and the loss of your natural teeth.
Who Qualifies for Implant-Supported Overdentures?
Implant-supported overdentures might be an excellent option for you if you have:
- Strong jawbones to support the implant
- Healthy gums
- Missing teeth or severely decayed teeth
- Good overall health
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 dental implants serving Foley, Orange Beach, Mobile, Fairhope, Pensacola, Satsuma, Theodore, Bellview and Robertsdale . 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 of experts at Dental Implants serving Foley, AL, is ready to transform your dental health. Contact our specialists today to see if implant-supported overdenture specialists are a good option to bring back a confident smile and better quality of life.