Would you like to replace loose or missing teeth?
Would you like to eat and chew your favourite foods easily once again?
Do you worry about your dentures being too loose or falling out and would like a more reliable replacement?
The good news is that we can help.
At Brite Dental, we offer implant overdentures to replace full sets of missing teeth.
The advantage of overdentures are you will be able to eat whatever you like without feeling any pain or discomfort. Implant overdentures are a secure and stable way of replacing missing teeth, giving patients peace of mind that their replacement teeth will not become loose or fall out.
Wondering what exactly overdentures are?
Overdentures are replacement teeth retained by dental implants and supported by the gum. An implant supported denture is used when an individual doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw but has enough bone in their jaw to support dental implants.
Overdentures are removable dentures for people with few or no remaining teeth. Implant overdentures were developed to help patients with missing teeth regain a better quality of life which may have been missing since they lost their natural teeth.
Overdentures are a more stable alternative to traditional removable dentures.
The main difference between implant overdentures and traditional dentures is that traditional dentures are removable. They are held in by the suction created between your bone ridges and the dentures and are what we tend to think of as "standard dentures".
Implant overdentures, on the other hand, are a more stable and secure way of replacing teeth as they are fitted on the top of dental implants. This technique gives the denture greater stability, support and retention, making them a more secure alternative to traditional full or partial dentures.
There are various types of overdenture treatment, all of which are offered by Brite Dental practices in Scotland.
An implant retained overdenture involves two or more implants along with a removable appliance. The overdenture rests directly on your gums and is retained by implants placed into your upper and / or lower jaw. The overdenture is secured to your implants through retentive attachments integrated into the denture.
With this treatment, the overdenture engages clips or other types of retentive attachments on a customised metal bar that connects to implants, which are placed into your upper and / or lower jaw. The removable overdenture is secured to the bar through attachments built directly into the denture.
With ball retained overdentures, each implant in the jawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into another attachment on the denture. The accessories on the implants are ball- shaped and they fit into sockets on the dentures. The dentures and the implants snap together as the ball goes into the socket.
With fixed implant supported overdentures, the overdenture and bar are a one-piece framework secured using screws to implants placed into your upper and / or lower jaw. The overdenture can only be removed by a dentist. This integration is most like natural teeth as the implant overdenture does not have flanges and is not resting on your gums.
Implant overdentures come with a wide range of benefits, including:
Promotes better digestion you will be able to chew food more thoroughly which allows a better diet and improved health
Improves speech and confidence
Ends the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives
Implant overdentures can utilise your existing denture
Minimally invasive procedure
Implant overdentures retain your facial features and structure
Reduced need for bone graft.
If you are interested in receiving implant overdenture treatment or would like to find out more about this excellent dental option for missing teeth, please contact the Brite Dental team today.
You can find us at our dental clinics across Scotland:
For overdentures in Clarkston, call: 0141 644 1210
For overdentures in Bridge of Weir, call: 01505 612 122
For overdentures in Paisley, call: 0141 889 2012
For overdentures in Edinburgh, call: 0131 666 2307