IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
Implant-Supported Dentures ( Overdenture )
For patients missing most or all teeth in either their upper or lower arch, implant-supported dentures provide a solid replacement option. Traditional dentures sit on an acrylic base and contain false teeth that look natural. An adhesive is used to keep the denture in place on the gums. But with implant-supported dentures, there is no need for an adhesive. Rather, the denture fits snugly onto strategically placed implants. This attachment method is stronger than using adhesives.
We offer two different kinds of implant-supported dentures.
- Bar-retained: A metal bar along the jaw attaches to two to five implants. The bar and denture both have clasps that snap together to secure the denture in place.
- Ball-retained: Implants placed into the jaw each feature a ball-shaped attachment on top that lines up to holes in the denture. The holes allow you to snap the denture into place on the implants.
Having a healthy smile is a big part of living a full life. When you’re missing teeth, you may feel like you’re missing out on everyday things you used to love – eating your favorite foods, laughing and smiling with confidence, and speaking with ease. If you’ve replaced missing teeth with a denture but find that it’s uncomfortable or unstable, the team at Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry can fit you for implant-supported dentures. This denture option is more secure than traditional dentures and allows you to feel confident in your smile again.
Overdenture Treatment process
- Oral examination , Consultation , CT scan ( 3D images X-RAY ) , Treatment planning
During the exam, the dentist will review your medical and dental histories, take a computed tomography (CT) scan of your mouth. This shows where your sinuses (located above your upper teeth) and nerves are. It allows the dentist to make sure they will not be affected by the implant placement. A CT scan also may be done to see how much bone is available and to determine the best locations for the implants.
2. Dental implant placement – The implants are usually placed in the jawbone at the front of your mouth because there tends to be more bone in the front of the jaw than in the back. This usually is true even if teeth have been missing for some time. Once you lose teeth, you begin to lose bone in the area. Also, the front jaw doesn’t have many nerves or other structures that could interfere with the placement of implants. The number of implants placed is dependent on bone condition and the implantologist judgement. Mostly 2 – 4 dental implants post are used for one arch.
3. Deliver full mouth denture placing on dental implants post
Implant – supported denture Treatment duration
One trip by required at least 12 days in Bangkok ( 4-5 visits)*
*Please make an appointment in advance
Implant-Supported Dentures Aftercare
Just like with traditional dentures, you’ll need to take out your implant-supported denture and clean it and all attachments every night. We’ll go over your cleaning instructions at your fitting appointment. Because the implant-supported denture is more secure than traditional dentures, you’ll find that you’re able to eat more foods than you could before. You’ll also be able to smile, laugh, and talk without fear of your denture slipping.