Implant overdentures provide optimum support and function of dentures
Tooth loss can significantly change the smile in various ways. Not only can it result in gaps between the teeth that are unsightly and embarrassing, but it can also lead to jawbone loss and shifting teeth. This can also affect the smile’s function, making it more challenging to eat and speak properly. When tooth loss occurs, it is always a good idea to work with a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area dentist such as Dr. Raynald Michel to learn about restoration options available with his team. For those with significant tooth loss, or loss of all of the teeth in the dental arch, he may recommend implant-supported dentures to restore the smile’s function, health, and appearance.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Dr. Michel describes implant-supported dentures, sometimes called implant overdentures, as a restoration that replaces all the teeth in the dental arch while using several dental implants along the ridge to hold them in place. This provides optimum stability and strength for better function while maintaining natural bone for a better appearance.
What are the benefits of implant-supported dentures?
Below are just a few of the more common advantages of implant overdentures:
- Improved ability to chew and speak compared to traditional dentures
- More secure fit, reducing the need for messy adhesives
- Better preservation of jawbone and facial structure
- Increased comfort and confidence in day-to-day activities
- Longer lasting solution compared to traditional dentures
- Overall improved quality of life
Are implant-supported dentures right for me?
We recommend discussing your options with Dr. Michel to determine the best solution for your needs. However, as a general guideline, if you are currently wearing traditional dentures and are dissatisfied with their stability and function, implant overdentures may be a good option worth considering.
How do I find out more?
To determine if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures, contact the team at Raynald Michel, DDS, today to request an appointment. Fort Lauderdale, FL, area patients can call (954) 573-2500 to schedule a visit at 3051 North Federal Highway with Dr. Michel to discuss solutions for tooth loss.