Just as the name implies, an implant-supported overdenture is one that is attached to implants. A regular denture is attached to the gums, while an overdenture rests on the implants.
At Advanced Family Dental, we recommend implant-supported overdentures for patients who do not have any teeth in their jaw, but have enough jaw-bone to support the implants. An implant-supported overdenture has unique attachments that latch onto attachments on the implants.
Most implant-supported dentures are made for the lower jaw due to the poor stability of regular dentures on these parts. A regular denture in most cases fits quite well on the upper jaw and doesn’t require any implant-support. However, based on your preference, we can give you an implant supported overdenture on either jaw (upper or lower).
An implant supported overdenture should be cleaned regularly. Also, you should not sleep with it at night, just as you wouldn’t with the regular dentures. Some patients like fixed bridgework and crown in their mouths. Your Miami dentist at Advanced Family Dental will take your preferences into consideration when suggesting removable or fixed options.