What is an overdenture procedure? Dr. Dunn recommends the more permanent solution, the Implant Supported Overdenture, for patients with failing dentistry and/or failing teeth who never see themselves wearing removable dentures or partials. The Implant Supported Overdenture procedure is also recommended for patients with existing dentures that are sick and tired of the glue and the hassle that comes along with removable teeth and are searching for a permanent solution. Patients have told us that their Implant Supported Overdenture feels and functions more like their natural teeth of the past.
The advantages of the implant supported overdenture technique is that it maintains your natural bone in your mouth that traditional dentures do not. You might have noticed that the faces of longtime wearers of traditional dentures look hollow or caved in. With implant supported dentistry, your bone is maintained and the erosion process is halted. With traditional dentures, eating in public and choosing your foods carefully, seem to be the lifetime problem. The Implant Supported Overdenture technique allows you the confidence to eat the things that you want to eat. Feel free to eat steak, apples, and corn on the cob with no worries! Just like your natural teeth, your new teeth cover less of the soft tissue in your mouth making it easier to speak, eat, and taste your food.
Dr. Dunn recommends a personal consultation in his Irving dental office in order to discuss your concerns, goals, and values regarding your dental health and ability to eat. He will carefully evaluate your individual needs and formulate a plan just for you. Once you have all the information, Dr. Dunn will help you decide whether the Implant Supported Overdenture dental implant solution is best for you.
A patient of Dr. Dunn, Becky, wants people to know that she understands the embarrassment and lifestyle impact a removable prosthesis can have on a person. “I had to wear a removable prosthetic 'thing.' It was embarrassing, I didn’t want people to know about it. It started impacting my smile. I just decided that I was worth it!”
Imagine having the ability to eat what you want again! Smile and laugh with the confidence and comfort that tooth replacement with dental implants can provide.