Implant supported overdentures can be the best alternative for those patients who finds it difficult to carry a conventional teeth set.
When conventional teeth set is placed directly on gums, implant supported sets are placed over certain screws that are placed deep inside the jaw bone.
Surgical procedures are carried out to fix these screws in their correct position. Thus these dentures or teeth set take complete support from these screws as the false teeth set have certain slots to connect with them, thus direct connection is obtained.
Patient can confidently use the teeth set while chewing, swallowing, drinking and with all other activities without any risk of loosening or slippage.
Thus this is a permanent stable alternative to traditional one and is mostly recommended for patients with multiple missing teeth.
Is there any qualifying criteria to receive implant supported over denture?
Dental implant procedure should be avoided on patinets having Heart Disease with defective valves, cardiac insufficiency, cardiomyopathy, recent cardiac infarcts.
Active cancer patients.
Patients with bone diseases like osteomalacia, Paget’s disease, etc.
Patients under cancer treatment.
Patients with immunological disorders
Patients under immuno suppressants.
Immuno compromised patients
And further evaluation should be done on patinets who are Diabetic , pregnant , dependent drug, alcohol and tobacco users.
Do they last for a lifetime?
Ofcourse they do . The procedure fixes screws inside the jaw bone over to which dentures are placed. So that they remain permanent and can last for a lifetime.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is done under proper local anesthesia which numbs the whole associated structure. This ensures a complete painless atmosphere . Immediate post treatment pain can be relieved with proper medications and care.
How successful are implant supported overdenture?
Implant supported overdentures have high success rate and can last for a lifetime if properly maintained.
Are there any advantage of using implant supported overdentures over conventional complete dentures?
Apart form the discomfort during the initial days of surgical implant placement and time duration , implant supported overdentures have better aesthetics ,good stability , improves speech , chewing efficiency and increases overall quality of life.