Overdenture System

overdenture system

If you are missing all of your teeth, there use to be only one option the restore your smile and chewing that was a complete denture. Now with Dental Implants our Caulfield Melbourne clients have several dental options

  • Dental Implants placed and retained fixed (non removable) prosthesis
  • Dental Implant Over-Denture, where implants are placed into the jawbone and then snap-like anchors are inserted into the implants and into the denture.

Implant Supported Overdenture

overdenture systemOverdenture System is a contemporary restoration treatment concept to replace your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced.  Once attached, the denture snaps firmly into place in the mouth but can still be removed by the patient for cleaning.

This technique has truly changed people’s lives.  Research has proven that denture patients who have had implants added in order to support their dentures are much more likely to be well nourished and far more apt to be socially active.  Confidence levels soar and emotional health is restored by this simple and relatively inexpensive procedure.


Benefits of Dental Implant Over-Dentures


Implant Supported Overdenture Standard Dentures
Ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume and less rubbing on gums Unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations
Snaps into place. The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that is determined early in the treatment Dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable
Temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery allow you to lead a normal life immediately. After a short healing period, your dentist will place the final denture Recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease and adhesives associated with dentures.

Removable dentures usually need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years, compared to an average 25-year life span for dental implants

Start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence. Speak better due to palate of denture is removed. Taste food better due to exposed palate Make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed


Types of Overdenture System

  1. Bar-retained : A thin metal bar that follows the curve of your jaw is attached to two to five implants that have been placed in your jawbone. Clips or other types of attachments are fitted to the bar the denture, or to both. The denture fits over the bar and is securely clipped into place by the attachments.
  2. Ball-retained : Each implant that is embedded in jawbone holds a metal stud attachment that fits into another attachment on the overdenture. In most cases, the attachments on the implants are ball-shaped that fit into sockets on the overdenture but may be reversed in certain cases.

In both cases, the overdenture is normally made of an acrylic base that will look like gums, with porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth. Bar-retained dentures require at least three implants. Ball-retained dentures need at least two.

overdenture types


To experience a more comfortable tooth replacement treatment contact the friendly staff at Melbourne GlenGuntly Dental Clinic today

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