The Basics of Implant Supported Overdentures


Missing teeth can dramatically affect the way you look, feel, and speak. Fortunately, implant supported overdentures offer a safe and reliable solution for individuals who have lost one or more teeth. In this blog post, we will explore the basics of implant supported overdentures and why they are becoming an increasingly popular option for restoring smiles. 

What Are Implant Supported Overdentures? 

Implant supported overdentures are dentures that are attached to dental implants. These implants provide added stability and support to the denture while providing a comfortable fit in the mouth. Unlike regular dentures which use suction to stay in place, implant supported overdentures are held firmly in place by small titanium screws which Dr. Hijazi surgically implants into your jawbone. This provides a secure foundation for your denture while minimizing any discomfort associated with regular dentures. 

Benefits of Implant Supported Overdentures 

One of the major benefits of implant supported overdentures is that they can significantly improve your quality of life by allowing you to eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Additionally, these dentures can provide improved stability when compared to traditional dentures since they do not rely on suction for retention. Also, unlike traditional dentures which must be removed every night for cleaning, implant supported overdenture can remain in place even when you sleep so there is no need for daily removal. 

Implant supported overdentures also help preserve bone structure since they stimulate jawbone growth by providing a firm foundation for the denture to rest on top of. This helps maintain facial structure while reducing bone loss due to missing teeth. Additionally, because these dentures attach directly to your jawbone they make it easier to clean around them as opposed to traditional removable dentures which require extra effort when cleaning around them due to their tendency to move around in the mouth. 

Overall, implant supported overdenture offer a safe and reliable solution for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to injury or disease. Not only do these prostheses provide improved comfort and stability when compared to traditional removable dentures but they also help preserve bone structure and allow you to eat, talk and smile with confidence! If you’ve been considering getting an implant-supported prosthesis in San Antonio, Texas, schedule a consultation at San Antonio Smile Pros to speak with Dr. Hijazi about whether this treatment option is right for you!

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