Phoenix Implant Office: The Benefits of an Implant-Supported Denture

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What’s the best way to replace missing teeth? It all depends on your needs and your lifestyle, but most Phoenix dentists agree that implant-supported overdentures offer many advantages over traditional dentures. To understand why this might be the case, here’s an overview of what an implant-supported overdenture is and how it works.

What is an Overdenture?

An overdenture—also called an implant supported or implant stabilized denture—is a dental prosthesis that replaces all of your upper or lower teeth and snaps or clips on top of 2-4 dental implants. Unlike a traditional dentures, which relies on suction or adhesive to stay in place, an overdenture is stabilized with the help of a few dental implants. This provides a more secure and comfortable fit throughout the day. Nothing rubs your mouth or has to create a suction; it simply clips into place.

Individuals with extensive bone loss may find it too difficult or painful to wear a conventional denture (“plate”.) Fortunately, Phoenix dental implants can change that.

Overdentures vs. Traditional Dentures

If you’re considering dentures, you may be wondering what the difference is between traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures. Traditional dentures are usually less expensive up front, but they can feel less comfortable and can make eating and speaking more difficult than it was when you still had several natural teeth. Since dentures rely on suction, it takes a bit of practice to speak with them or chew food.

On the other hand, implant-supported dentures are more comfortable and secure, making eating and speaking easier. Since the appliance clips into place, you won’t have to worry about your denture rubbing, slipping, or sliding out of your mouth.

Overdentures/implant-supported dentures are still removable, so they’re easy to clean and maintain each day. Plus, they may cost less than a traditional All-on-4 implant system. Implant stabilized dentures are the perfect middle-ground solution between conventional dentures and permanently fixed implant-supported appliances. It’s like the best of both worlds.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?

If you are missing all of your teeth, or if you are about to lose all of your teeth because of extensive oral disease, you may be a candidate for implant supported dentures. The strategically placed implants also help preserve the bone in your jaw, which can prevent further aging effects in your face.

As long as there is healthy and dense enough bone to strategically place 2-4 dental implants, and you’re missing all of your teeth, then you likely qualify for our Phoenix overdentures.

Dentures and Phoenix Dental Implants

If you are considering implant-supported dentures, talk to our Phoenix implant dentists to see if they are right for you! Flexible payment options are available.

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