It is also often known as an implant supported overdenture, and it’s a popular choice for false teeth wearers.
What Is An Overdenture?
An overdenture is a type of denture that is held in place by a variety of methods. The type of method used may depend on how many false teeth are involved, along with other relevant factors. They can be used to replace missing upper teeth, as well as missing lower teeth.
Ball Attachment Denture
The ball attachment overdenture (often known as a stud attachment or ball retained) is an overdenture that is held in place via ball shaped implants. This method is often used for the lower jaw.
The implants are fixed permanently into the jawbone, and the denture is designed with sockets which are positioned precisely to clip onto the balls.
Tooth Supported Denture
As it’s described, the tooth supported overdenture requires two or more natural teeth to hold the false teeth in place. A root canal procedure is used and attachments are cemented in. These attachments will be used to hold the false teeth in place.
Bar Attachment Denture
The bar attachment overdenture (also known as bar retained or bar connected) uses a similar procedure to the ball retained denture. However, in addition, a metal bar is then secured to implants. The overdenture is fitted with some type of clips, which can then attach the false teeth securely to the bar.
This design may offer greater stability than the teeth secured via studs, as the false teeth are supported by the long bar which follows the contour of the jawline.
In most cases, implant supported dentures can be removed for cleaning, as desired.
They are often also described as permanent dentures, because they are designed to stay in place. This differs from ordinary false teeth, which may require fixatives and adhesives that needs to removed and replaced daily.
Implant overdenture cost will vary, depending on which type of procedure takes place, along with other factors. It is likely to cost in excess of $6,000, although there are way to cuts cost, such as travelling abroad for dental treatment.
Not only do these false teeth offer an alternative to the daily use of adhesives, but an implant supported option is an ideal denture for sporty people.
So, if you want an alternative to removable false teeth, then you may find that getting overdentures is the right decision for you.