Removable Dental Implants
An Economical Solution
Removable denture implants, or overdentures, are dental appliances that attach to small implants in your gums. They are sometimes referred to as snap-on dentures as they “snap-on” to the implants in your mouth and are easily removable for eating, cleaning, and sleeping.
Implant retained dentures generally consist of two dental implants that act as anchors to prevent dentures as moving. They are classified as Implant retained because the denture is still supported by the soft tissue (gums).
The two implants can retain the dentures with different attachments.
- 1. A small bar with clips
- 2. Ball and o-rings
- 3. Clips that snap directly onto the implants
Because the Fixed Implant Dentures/ All-on-4 Concept has become so popular, many patients are not offered this very good, less expensive option. Implant Overdentures are removable and larger than the Fixed Implant Denture/All-on-4 prostheses but the following benefits are worth considering:
Frequently Asked Questions
Traditional dentures are what you usually think of when you think about dentures. They’re removable and are typically held in the mouth with adhesive. Dentures are taken out at night so that they can be soaked and cleaned properly. They don’t give you back full bite function and are at risk of slipping or falling out.
This is a multi-step treatment process:
- Dental implants will be placed into the jaw and left to adhere to the jaw bone for about 2 months this allows the bone to grow to the implant at a cellular level.
- A customized set of overdentures will be created for you to comfortably fit your mouth and replicate the shape and color of a natural set of teeth
- The overdentures will be attached to the implants for a secure, non-slip fit and worry-free teeth.
A snap-on denture snaps on and off dental implants. The denture rests on the implants, not on your gums. You can sleep while wearing it. But you must be diligent about daily cleaning the denture so you can keep your breath fresh and maintain good oral hygiene.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. McFadden. Using advanced imaging and diagnostics, we will thoroughly examine your individual condition and help you determine whether implant overdentures can provide optimal results for you. We will also discuss what you can expect throughout your treatment process, how to prepare, and any necessary aftercare information that may apply. In general, anyone missing or soon to be missing their teeth are potential candidates for implant overdentures. Because we have implant sizes ranging from 1.5 mm to 6.0 mm in diameter and 6.5 mm to 17.0 mm in length almost no one is disqualified for implant overdenture treatment.