What Is an Implant-Supported Overdenture?

Graphic of how Dentures Held in Place by Implants are attachedImplant-Supported Overdentures have revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured with inherent limitations and some patients complain that most often, dentures are painful, loose, and unstable.

Modern dentistry can help with implant-supported dentures. The Implant-Supported Overdenture replaces your missing teeth with a full denture that has minimal palatal coverage. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. Overdentures stay connected with the implants through a variety of abutment-based attachments (ball, magnets, and resilient stud attachments such as Locators).

The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that are determined early in the treatment. Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery which allows you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a short healing period, your dentist will place the final denture and your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favourite foods again with renewed confidence.

Implant-Supported Overdentures Advantages:

A cost-effective solution

When compared to some other implant-supported restoration methods, your new replacement teeth require fewer implants for each jaw.

For a lower denture two implants are usually required and four for the top denture.

Cost

  • Lower $8000
  • Upper $12,000

Reduced need for bone grafting

The special angled placement of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.

Faster treatment and healing time

Your replacement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.

Scientifically proven and documented

Implant-Supported Overdentures have had good clinical outcomes from decade-long studies with favourable results.