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Overdentures in Port St Lucie, FL

Overdentures at Lucie Dental

A Viable Solution

Suppose you have traditional dentures and are unable to enjoy certain foods because of the temporary nature of the denture adhesive. In that case, Overdentures may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Traditional dentures replace all the upper or lower teeth and are held in place temporarily by adhesive tape or paste. Unfortunately, using dentures over time wears down the bone, which leads to the need for new dentures.

Overdentures, supported by implants, replace a full set of upper or lower teeth. Instead of adhesive to hold them in place, Overdentures use implants and snap into the implant, keeping them more secure than traditional dentures. To learn more about Overdentures Port St. Lucie patients can contact Lucie Dental to schedule a consultation today and stop the slipping and sliding of traditional dentures.

What are Overdentures?

Safe and Secure

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace one or two teeth, while Overdentures are normally used to replace a full arch of teeth. Overdentures use implants to secure the denture to the jaw without the need for adhesives and the bone loss associated with traditional dentures. In addition, the implants that secure the Overdentures can keep the jaw bone from losing bone volume and even increase this volume.

Overdentures in Port St. Lucie, FL

What are the benefits of Overdentures?

Just One Click

At our practice in Port St. Lucie Overdentures are an excellent alternative to traditional dentures. Overdentures use implants to secure the dentures in place, thus alleviating the problems of slipping and messy adhesives associated with traditional dentures. The dental implants used to secure the overdenture stimulate the jaw bone and increase bone growth. Overdentures are more comfortable than traditional dentures because they are secured to the jaw with implants. Overdentures also aid in digestion as they help you thoroughly chew your food.

In the world of dentistry in Port St. Lucie Overdentures at Lucie Dental stands as a testament to excellence.

Am I A Good Candidate For Overdentures?

An Investment In Your Smile

Whether or not you're a good candidate for Overdentures depends on a few key factors:

  • Jawbone Health: Overdentures rely on implants for stability. These implants need sufficient healthy jawbone density to anchor securely. A dentist will assess your jawbone health with X-rays or scans during a consultation.
  • Overall Health: Like any implant surgery, Overdenture placement requires good overall health to ensure proper healing. You'll discuss your medical history with the dentist to determine if there are any concerns.
  • Gum Health: Healthy gums are crucial for successful implant integration. The dentist will evaluate your gum health for signs of gum disease, which can affect implant success.
  • Commitment to Oral Hygiene: Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for the long-term success of Overdentures. You'll need to brush and floss regularly, following your dentist's specific cleaning instructions for both the dentures and implants.

While these are some general factors, a proper evaluation is necessary to determine if Overdentures are the right choice for you. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our dental team. During the consultation, they will perform a thorough examination, discuss your dental goals, and answer any questions you may have to help you decide if Overdentures are the best solution for your needs.

Your Overdenture Consultation

Amazing Results

A minimum amount of bone volume is necessary for implants to be successful. We will perform an assessment with our PrimeScan digital scanning equipment to determine bone volume. This is done in order to produce a surgical plan that will deliver the best results. Normally, implants for Overdentures are placed in the anterior or mandible region of the jaw because of the amount of bone usually remaining in that area. A good candidate for Overdentures will be motivated to take care of the dentures and will have healthy gums and enough bone volume to anchor the implants.

Your Overdenture Procedure

Firmly Attached

It is best to place implants in the mouth soon after teeth are extracted so the bone can resorb the implant quickly and effectively. The sooner the implants are in place, the better the overall foundation for the implants. At our practice in Port St. Lucie Overdenture implants may be placed with local anesthesia along with general anesthesia or sedation. You can discuss these options with Dr. Azari during your consultation.

If you are scheduled for general anesthesia, do not have food or drink for at least eight hours before your overdenture procedure. After your implants are in place, they must be given proper time to integrate into the surrounding bone. Acrylic dentures will be created for you, which are attached to the implants using snaps, clips, or another type of fastener. This enables the dentures to be firmly attached to the implants and stabilizes the dentures.

Overdentures in Port St. Lucie, FL

Overdenture Results

Long-Lasting Results

Unlike traditional removable dentures, which can last only about ten years, Overdenture results can last for up to 20 years with proper care. Implants can last a lifetime. Implants have above a 98% success rate and can successfully anchor your Overdentures to your jaw. So for people who have lost most or all of their teeth, Overdentures are an excellent way to restore both your smile and your ability to live a healthier, more confident life.

Overdenture Recovery and Aftercare

Quick Recovery

Like any surgical procedure, Overdenture and implant surgery require specific aftercare. It is important to follow these instructions for the implants to fully undergo osseointegration. There may be some soreness and swelling, so apply ice packs to the treatment area at regular intervals. The pain can be alleviated by over-the-counter or prescription medicine. Overall recovery time is fairly fast and can be assisted by following the directions provided by your dental professional.

Why Choose Lucie DentalFor Overdentures?

Ditch the slipping dentures and food limitations! Lucie Dental offers expert, comfortable Overdenture care. Dr. Azari, a recognized America's Top Dentist, leads our team using advanced technology for precise implant placement. We provide everything from consultations to implant surgery and denture creation, all under one roof for a streamlined experience. Enjoy long-lasting results, improved oral health, and the confidence to eat and smile freely – schedule a consultation today to see if Overdentures are right for you.

Overdentures Frequently Asked Questions

Biting down on chewy foods can cause Overdentures to destabilize or can cause sore spots. You can eat steak or other chewy food if you cut it into small pieces.

No, unfortunately, this is not a same-day procedure. Your implants need time to secure themselves to the jaw bone before fitting your Overdentures.

While Overdentures offer significant advantages, other options might be suitable depending on your needs and preferences. Here's a brief overview of two alternatives:

  • Traditional Dentures: These are removable full dentures held in place by adhesives. They are a more affordable option but may lack the stability and chewing ability of Overdentures.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: This option uses several implants to support a fixed bridge that replaces missing teeth. Unlike Overdentures, implant-supported bridges are permanent and don't require removal for cleaning. However, they may be more expensive and require more implants than Overdentures.

The cost of Overdentures can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • Number of Implants: Typically, more implants are needed for greater stability, which can influence the cost.
  • Dentist Fees: Each dentist sets their own fees for the procedure and implant placement.
  • Location: Dental costs can vary geographically.

We offer consultations to discuss your specific needs and provide a personalized cost estimate.

Dental insurance coverage for Overdentures can vary widely depending on your plan. Some plans may offer partial coverage for implants, while others may not cover any part of the procedure. It's best to contact your insurance provider directly to understand your specific coverage details.

With proper care, Overdentures can last significantly longer than traditional dentures. The implants themselves can last a lifetime, and the denture portion can last for 10 to 20 years, depending on wear and tear. Regular dental checkups and proper cleaning routines are essential for maximizing their lifespan.

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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