Implant Supported Overdenture

An Implant Supported Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth.

Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant supported dentures.

The Implant Supported Overdenture treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. An Implant Supported Overdenture solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. Implant-supported overdentures stay connected with bar and clip attachment methods or use a variety of abutment-based attachments.

For more information about Implant Supported Overdenture or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Straw, please use our Appointment form or call our office in Irvine, CA at Orange County Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Office Phone Number 949-727-7000.

Illustrated Procedure For Dentures Supported On Dental Implants

A mouth that has all teeth missing on its lower jaw
1. Before
A mouth without teeth and four implants connected by a metal bar on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Bar Attachment Denture secured onto the lower jaw by four implants
3. Denture Attached
A mouth that has all lower jaw teeth missing
1. Before
A mouth that has six implants and no teeth on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Screw Attachment Denture affixed onto the lower jaw by six implants
3. Denture Attached

The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that is determined early in treatment. Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery, then after a short healing period, your dentist will place the final prostheses. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.

  • A cost effective solution. When compared to other implant-supported restoration methods, your new replacement teeth require fewer implants for each arch. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
  • Reduced need for bone grafting. The special angled placement of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
  • Faster treatment and healing time. Your overdenture can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion. This allows you to go back to living life without missing a beat.

Scientifically proven and documented, Implant Supported Overdentures have had excellent clinical outcomes from decade long studies.