Implant overdentures improve your experience with dentures and support your oral health. In Baton Rouge, Dr. Steven Brooksher uses this treatment to stabilize your dentures and help you smile with confidence.
What Are Implant Overdentures?
Implant overdentures are also referred to as implant-supported, or implant-retained, dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on your gums, two to eight implants can be surgically placed in your jawbone to anchor your dentures. The stability of your dentures increases with the number of implants that are placed.
Two standard dental implants are placed in your jawbone. The denture base is made to snap onto the implants.
All-on-4® dental implants
Four implants are placed in your jawbone. The two front implants are placed vertically, but the two behind them are angled to increase contact with the bone. This method allows implants to be placed in areas of low jawbone density without the need for bone grafting. Read the details on our All-On-4 dental implants page.
What Are the Benefits?
With implant overdentures, your dentures won’t slip around or fall out. The stability helps your dentures feel more like natural teeth. Also, your chewing efficiency and speech with dentures will improve.
Stimulate and preserve bone
When all of your teeth are missing, your body resorbs the jawbone and uses the minerals from it elsewhere in your body. Dental implants are like natural tooth roots that stimulate jawbone and prevent shrinkage.
Helps prevent facial sagging
Your facial muscles are supported by jawbone. If the bone shrinks, your face will begin to sag. The bone stimulation from dental implants helps prevent facial sagging and premature signs of aging caused by it.
Improved quality of life
Implant overdentures can make social interactions more relaxing. You won’t have to worry about embarrassing moments caused by dentures that slip around or fall out. Your dentures will remain stable when you speak, eat, and laugh.
Quality Implant Overdentures
High-quality implant overdentures look natural, function efficiently, and are long lasting. If you’re thinking about having your dentures stabilized with dental implants, choose quality as the priority over cost. When cheap implant fixtures are used, or if shortcuts are taken, the effects can be uncomfortable and costly. Some complications include:
- Loose implants
Dr. Brooksher received post-graduate training in implantology. As a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, he adheres to the highest standards in planning for and placing dental implants.
Dr. Brooksher is also an accredited cosmetic dentist who provides dentures made of high-quality materials and that are in harmony with your facial features. Your smile with implant overdentures will look and feel natural.
Request a Complimentary Consultation
If you would like to learn more about your options for implant overdentures, schedule a ten-minute complimentary consultation with Dr. Brooksher. Call us to request an appointment or request an appointment online.