Overdentures supported by implants replace a full set of upper or lower teeth. However, they don’t use adhesives to stay in place. Instead, they rely on Dental Implants to act as anchors. The Overdentures snap onto the implants, which hold them securely throughout the day, so you don’t need to worry about them moving. Dental Implants promote bone growth and also prevent bone loss common with Traditional Dentures. Plus, the extra support of overdentures gives them a greater biting force than Traditional Dentures. So, you can enjoy crunchy apples and other foods with overdentures that you might otherwise forgo with Traditional Dentures.
Those who need Dentures often have all their top or bottom teeth missing or pulled. Those who recently lost their teeth and still have healthy bone amounts in their jaws are the best candidates for Implant-Supported Overdentures. The less time that passes after losing your teeth, the greater the chances you will have enough bone to hold the supporting Dental Implants for Overdentures.
You might qualify for overdentures even if you have worn Traditional Dentures, depending on the recommendation of Walnut Creek Implant Dentist Dr. Julia Lee. If you already wear Dentures and want to switch to an Implant-Supported Overdenture, you need to discuss this option with Walnut Creek Implant Dentist Dr. Julia Lee. Depending on how long you’ve worn Dentures, you may need bone supplementation in your jaw to support the Dental Implants.