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Overdentures in Jupiter, FL, Area

Jupiter, FL, Area Overdentures at Lucie Dental

Implant Supported

Let’s face it—traditional dentures come with downsides. If you're tired of dealing with the discomfort and inconvenience of your dentures, overdentures may be the perfect solution for you. Unlike traditional dentures, overdentures are supported by dental implants, making them a more stable, long-lasting option. With overdentures Jupiter patients won't have to worry about dentures shifting or clicking when eating or talking.

Instead, they snap into place for a comfortable and natural fit. Overdentures also help prevent jaw bone loss, a common problem with traditional dentures. And because they last longer than traditional dentures, overdentures can save you time and money in the long run. Contact us at Lucie Dental for your overdentures consultation. Conveniently located to serve residents of Jupiter, FL, and the Treasure Coast, our experienced team can help you determine if overdentures are the right option for your needs and assist you in achieving a beautiful, healthy smile.

What are Overdentures?

Smart Alternative to Removable Dentures

Overdentures are a more permanent alternative to traditional, removable dentures. While dental implants replace one or two teeth, overdentures combined with dental implants can replace a full arch of teeth on either the lower jaw, upper jaw, or both. Overdentures do not require adhesives or suction to stay in place and are not associated with the bone loss that can be caused by traditional dentures. If your jaw is unable to support implants, bone grafts can be performed in order to restore bone volume prior to the implant procedure.

Overdentures in Jupiter, FL

What are the benefits of Overdentures?

More Comfort

There are many benefits to having the overdenture procedure completed. They are removable and will last longer than traditional dentures. Instead of wearing the jawbone down like traditional dentures, dental implants spur bone growth by stimulating the jawbone. At our practice near Jupiter Overdentures are firmly secured by implants, so you will not have to deal with messy adhesives or dentures that slip out of place. Overdentures can help you chew your food better, which aids in healthy digestion. Most importantly, overdentures are more comfortable than traditional, removable dentures.

Your Overdentures Consultation

Greater Bone Volume

Because a minimum amount of bone volume is necessary to anchor the implants, we will perform a scan of your jaw with our PrimeScan digital scanning equipment. In order to produce the best results, we place the implants for the overdentures in the anterior or mandible region of the jaw, as there is usually a good amount of bone remaining in that area. If you have recently lost your teeth and have a good amount of bone remaining, you are a good candidate for overdentures. Also, the less time that elapses after your tooth loss, the better your results will be, as the bone volume will better support the overdentures.

Your Overdentures Procedure

Stabilize Your Dentures

Once your teeth are extracted, it is best to place the implants quickly so the bone can resorb the implants in a process called osseointegration. For your comfort during the implant placement procedure, you may be given local anesthesia combined with general anesthesia or sedation. After the implants are integrated into the bone, acrylic dentures are attached to the implants, which stabilize the overdentures.

Overdentures in Jupiter, FL

Overdenture Results

Improved Self-Confidence

Traditional dentures often only last around ten years and may wear the bones of the jaw down, making them fit incorrectly. With proper care, overdentures can last for up to 20 years, and implants can last a lifetime. Implants have a 98 percent success rate and can anchor your overdentures to your jaw. For those who have lost most or all of their teeth, overdentures can restore both your smile and your self-confidence.

Caring for Your New Smile

Overdenture Recovery and Aftercare

We will provide detailed aftercare instructions for you to follow at home. Adhering carefully to these guidelines will support full osseointegration of your implants into the bone. Any discomfort and swelling can be alleviated with ice packs and over-the-counter medication. It is important not to eat hard or sticky food for the first few days after you receive your overdentures so you can get used to them.

Overdentures Frequently Asked Questions

In 91 percent of cases, the overdenture and the implant provide years of use. In rare cases, the bar screw can loosen, but this is an easy adjustment and fix.

Once you get used to your overdentures, you should be able to eat most foods. To increase the lifetime of your overdentures, taking small bites and chewing your food carefully are beneficial.

Make an Appointment Today

Are you searching for a new dentist in the Port St. Lucie, FL region? Look no further! Lucie Dental will be happy to schedule you for a free consultation and take care of all your dentistry needs. Dr. Azari offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services all in one convenient location. From I-95, take Exit 121 approximately 1.5 miles east. You can find our office in the Shoppes of St. Lucie West across from the Publix. Book your appointment today by contacting us online or by calling (772) 348-4409.

1449 NW St Lucie W Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34986

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