Today we are going to talk about implant supported overdenture procedure costs (that’s a mouthful) and what to expect during the procedure.
It’s 2018 and people are beginning to out-live the health of their smile. Due to the rigors of the natural aging process – as we become older – our teeth begin to yellow, loosen, and sometimes fall out entirely! For centuries, this was accepted merely as an unfortunate side-effect of hitting your “golden years”, but with advances in dental science you no longer need to sacrifice your beauty as you mature. Permanent dental implants are one of the most well-liked treatments in dental medicine for this exact reason. They need less upkeep, look more attractive, and will last a lifetime with the appropriate care … But how?
The answer lies on the dental apparatus your doctor places over your dental implants – overdentures. But first …
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants (referred to as endosseous fixtures by your doctor) are used to support all sorts of dental appliances, like overdentures. They are typically comprised of materials like Titanium which fully bond with your jawbone thus becoming a “natural” part of your body.
Implants are fixed into your jaw bone surgically, so they retain a secure bonding-point. This safeguards them from moving around in your mouth. The procedure is designed to be gentle and quick because:
- There aren’t any nerves in the jaw bone
- they can be crafted and finished in a single visit to your dentist
These factors help to increases the procedures success-rates, which are already much higher than many other comparable treatments.
When completed, your dental implants will feel and look like your original teeth and only require the most basic of maintenance. Clean them the same as your natural teeth, keep your dentist appointments every 3-6 months, and your implants can last +15 years!
What are overdentures?
Overdentures are “replacement teeth” which are held by the anchor points provided by your dental implants. Overdentures aid – both – partial and full mouth dental implants, aiding your oral health which may have been on the decline since your teeth have become loose/missing.
Benefits of overdentures
1. Helps to fight aging:
With time, having loose or missing teeth causes the distance between your chin and nose to shrink – this is a normal part of the aging process, commonly referred to as resorption. Resorption can make your face seem sunken and “tired looking”.
2. Your jaw-line:
Overdentures help the overall bone health of your jaw. This stimulation even helps to slow the “shrinkage” side-effect of the aging process, which can the appearance of loose skin and wrinkles on the face.
Overdentures use dental implants to stay rooted in the jaw, rather than adhesives, so they are inherently more secure. This increased stability allows you to better chew food – assisting your stomach in digesting food more efficiently and absorbing more nutrition.
When your overdenture is properly secured using dental implants, it will fit and feel like your natural teeth. This reduces unnecessary movement during chewing or talking., resulting in fewer (or no) sores or unintentional dislodgement.
What is the cost of overdentures?
The cost of overdentures varies from case to case. Also, it should be noted that if other dental procedures are required then additional costs may apply. The price you pay for your overdentures depends on the amount of work needed and the materials chosen. We recommend consulting with your dentist to get an accurate estimate of how much your treatment will cost.
Should I get overdentures?
Are you missing any teeth?
Are you sick of loose dentures moving in your mouth, making you sore or uncomfortable?
If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then overdentures may be right for you. Only your dentist is truly qualified to give you a definitive answer though … So, if you would like to learn about the long-lasting health options that are available to you, visit GSODentist.com today.
Conveniently located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Graham E. Farless DDS and his team are the best choice for dental care in the Greensboro area. Dr. Farless and his skilled team are your local leaders in oral health; no matter if your needs are cosmetic or, more general, dentistry … We are ready to see you!