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Implant-Supported Dentures

It’s hard to chew or speak clearly when you’re missing most or all of your teeth. Traditional dentures help, but can be unstable.

The dentists of Imagecare Dental Group can treat this problem with custom dental implant-supported dentures.

Dr. Steven Thompson and our Plano, TX, dentists can use implant-supported dentures to restore your health, comfort, and confidence.

patient looking at dental implants

About Implant-Supported Dentures

A denture supported by dental implants (sometimes called an overdenture) is a stable solution to missing teeth. It brings together the latest advancements in restorative and implant dentistry. We can use your existing denture or craft a brand new custom denture.

  • Superior Stability: Traditional dentures rest on the dental arch, but remain prone to slipping and shifting. Overdentures are held in place with strategically positioned dental implants that anchor them to the jaw.
  • Two or More Dental Implants: Two to four implants are needed to keep the overdenture secured, though some cases require more. We work conservatively to help patients experience maximum benefits with minimal treatment.
  • Restored Appearance and Function: Patients with implant-supported dentures can speak, laugh, and chew just as they would with a full set of natural teeth. These custom dentures are durable and look completely real.

Are Overdentures Right for Me?

During your visit to our Plano, TX, practice, our dental team will assess your candidacy for overdentures. Certain criteria must be met to move forward with treatment:

Extensive Tooth Loss

Good candidates for overdentures should be missing most or all of their natural teeth. People missing just one tooth or a few teeth may still qualify for implants supporting a smaller dental restoration.

Healthy Bone and Gum Tissue

Dental implants need sufficient jawbone tissue to support a denture. If a patient lacks bone density or suffers from periodontal problems, these issues must be resolved before moving ahead with implants.

Good Overall Health

If you're in poor overall health or unable to undergo oral surgery, overdentures may not be ideal for you. We will review your medical history to determine if this denture solution is appropriate.

Benefits of Overdentures

Overdentures anchored to the jaw by implants have many advantages over removable dentures. These are some key reasons why our Plano, TX, patients pick overdentures:

Prevent Bone Atrophy

When you’re missing teeth, you can expect to eventually lose jawbone density due to a lack of stimulation of the bone tissue. Implants prevent this from happening, and have a high surgical success rate.

Bite, Chew, and Speak Normally

Patients with overdentures can eat their favorite foods again and have a well-balanced diet. Any speech impediments or difficulties are similarly remedied thanks to custom implant dentures.

Realistic Appearance

Overdentures are crafted to complement any remaining teeth and to look just like natural teeth. The use of high-quality, natural-looking materials makes you look healthy instead of looking like a restorative dentistry patient.

Restored Confidence

Thanks to the custom denture and the stability of the implants, patients no longer have to feel self-conscious about their smile or dental health. This boost in self-esteem is priceless.

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