What is Implant Overdenture?
Implant prosthesis is a prosthesis placed on a titanium screw called an implant in case of tooth loss. This treatment is used to replace lost teeth and restore natural tooth function. Implant prostheses sit on a solid foundation formed by integrating the implant into the jawbone. The prosthesis placed on it has a special design that aesthetically and functionally resembles real teeth.
This method helps to eliminate chewing difficulties, speech difficulties and aesthetic concerns caused by tooth loss. Implant prosthesis can be produced in different types and materials according to the patient's specific situation, thus providing the most suitable solution for the natural tooth structure. This treatment offers an effective and long-term solution for individuals who want to regain their dental health.
What are the Types of Implant Overdentures?
The types of implant overdentures vary according to the patient's needs, tooth deficiency and aesthetic expectations.
Implant prosthesis types offer different options depending on the patient's needs, lack of teeth, aesthetic expectations and oral health status. Fixed prostheses include porcelain crowns, bridges and zirconium dentures, while removable prostheses include removable porcelain dentures and overdentures.
In addition, among hybrid dentures, acrylic and metal hybrid dentures combine aesthetics and durability. The choice of implant prosthesis should be planned by specialized dentists according to the individual needs of the patient and a detailed examination should be performed before treatment.
What are the Advantages of Implant Overdentures?
Implant overdentures offer a number of advantages, providing an effective solution for individuals who are missing teeth. These advantages include:
- It offers an aesthetic appearance because it can be designed using materials that resemble natural teeth in terms of tooth color and shape.
- Because the implants are integrated into the jawbone, they create a durable and strong foundation. This results in better performance in terms of chewing, speech and overall oral function.
- Similar to natural teeth, they have low maintenance requirements. Brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups are sufficient.
- Implants prevent the jawbone from fusing by integrating with the jawbone. This helps to maintain the health of the jawbone in the long term.
- Can be long-lasting with proper care and regular checks.
- They are comfortable to wear because they are held firmly in the mouth. There are fewer slippage or discomfort problems like other types of dentures.
Who is Implant Overdenture Applied to?
Implant overdentures can be applied to many individuals who are missing teeth and have an intact jawbone. It is generally preferred in the following cases:
- It can be used when several teeth are missing. One implant can support more than one tooth, thus providing an aesthetic and functional solution with a single prosthesis.
- In individuals who are missing all their teeth, implant-retained dentures can be used to treat complete edentulism. Implants placed in the upper and lower jaw provide a secure hold for a fixed complete denture.
- In cases where traditional removable dentures are uncomfortable or not a viable option, implant-retained dentures can offer a more stable solution.
- The jawbone must have sufficient density and quality for the implants to be successful. For this reason, the jawbone is evaluated before implant prosthesis application.
Because every individual's situation is different, the best option for implant overdentures should be based on individual needs and the dentist's assessment. A thorough examination and consultation with a dentist specializing in implant dentures will help determine the best treatment plan.