A removable denture anchored by dental implants is called an overdenture and it is designed to permanently replace missing teeth for a completely toothless jaw. This type of removable restoration is retained by a bar/ locator or balls that are anchored to typically 2 or 4 .
It is mainly intended for those who seek an affordable alternative to dental implant supported, fixed full bridge restoration or if there is a medical reason that impede the placement of multiple implants. Overdentures are firmly attached to the implants, so they are strong and stable and provide a safe and comfortable alternative to traditional removable dentures. In addition, they are reduced in size for maximum comfort for your everyday life.
Most people who have conventional full or partial dentures don’t wear them for a very simple fact, which is that they tend to move out of their place from time to time. If you have encountered the same problem, you may already know the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods that you like and the inconviniences and ineffectiveness of denture adhesives.
Tooth replacement options retained by however, offer a stable way to keep false teeth in place and allow you to live your daily life with confidence. Not to mention that they may also promote additional health benefits. When in place, your overdentures will not detach, you can safely eat, speak and smile during the day and you’ll only have to remove them for cleaning.
Patient started his dental treatment at our clinic with all his teeth missing and had 4 dental implants placed in his upper jawbone and 2 in the lower one. Following the necessary healing period, an overdenture with a retention bar was prepared to cover the upper front and molar region, while a locator supported overdenture was placed on the lower jawbone.