Overdentures: Implant Supported Dentures in Schaumburg, IL

Dentures have been around for many years, but modern dentistry offers new options for patients needing full dental restorations. Dentures over implants, also known as overdentures, are growing in popularity because of the benefits they offer over traditional dentures.

At Schaumburg Tooth Doctor, we offer a range of restorative treatments. If you need full smile restoration, we invite you to schedule a consultation to learn whether overdentures, or implant supported dentures, are the right solution for your needs.

Lower Implant supported Complete Denture. All on 4 implants. Ball attachment superstructure. 3D illustration

Benefits of an Implant Overdenture vs. Traditional Dentures

The benefits are undeniable: it’s easy to see why implant supported dentures are the preferred treatment of choice. Even though the initial costs are higher, getting the quality dental restorations you desire is worth the investment. Here are some of the reasons why an implant-supported overdenture is better than traditional dentures:

  • No Slipping: One common complaint about dentures is that they move around in the mouth. On the other hand, overdentures are secured in place because they are connected to the implants. So, you can eat and talk without worrying about the dentures moving out of place.
  • Natural-Looking Smile; Every patient receives custom-designed dentures, with careful consideration for sizing and positioning to create a natural smile.
  • Long-Term Results: Since the implants are secured into the jawbone, you can enjoy results that last for many years.

Implant-Supported Overdenture: How it Works

The first step is to schedule a consultation to learn more about this treatment. Not only will our dental team explain the procedure, but we are also here to answer your questions and offer recommendations. During the consultation, we will also complete a thorough examination to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan. For example, we can help you decide if implant supported dentures or a tooth supported overdenture is the better solution. In addition, we offer a variety of restorative treatments in our office, giving you access to many different options.

The implants are secured into the jawbone and need time to assimilate (which usually takes a few months). These implants are strong enough to support the custom-fit prosthetic (dentures), which is attached to the abutment on top of the implant.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to see whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, then it is time to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Schaumburg Tooth Doctor. Call today – we are always here to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Is an implant-supported overdenture fixed or removable?

This tooth restoration can be designed either way, with some implant-supported dentures permanently attached to the implants. Or, other designs are removable, so you can take them out at night for cleaning.

2. Why overdentures instead of implants for every tooth?

When multiple teeth need to be replaced, placing an implant for every tooth is not necessary. Instead, you can save money and choose a simpler surgery using several strategically-placed implants to secure the dentures.

3. How many implants are necessary?

The number of implants depends on the size and location of your overdentures. Most patients need a minimum of 2 implants, or potentially up to 4 or more, to ensure a secure fit in the mouth.

4. What can I eat with implant-supported overdentures?

During recovery, it’s best to stick with soft foods because your mouth will be healing from the surgery. Then, you can slowly return to your normal eating habits. However, it’s best to avoid chewing on hard, non-food items (such as fingernails, pens, ice, etc.). Also, be careful when eating sticky foods that can get caught under the dentures.