Removing most or all of your teeth is a great way to quickly fix an unhealthy smile. Unfortunately, keeping your failing teeth will only continue to hinder your health in the future. In addition to a smile you might not be proud to show off, you can even start to develop infections or heart problems caused by a diseased mouth. After removing problem teeth that are beyond repair, then you can undergo a safe dental procedure to restore your smile with implant overdentures at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby.
What Are Implant Overdentures?
Implant overdentures are a popular way to replace problem teeth. They are made of the same materials as traditional dentures, but they are secured to your mouth using dental implants. This means that you will never have to worry about loose or uncomfortable teeth at any point after receiving your replacement teeth. This treatment option is extremely beneficial for anyone that needs to replace a full set of teeth on their top or bottom jaw.
The Many Benefits of Implant Overdentures
Implant overdentures can also be very beneficial for anyone who already has a set of dentures. Since you will never have to worry about ill-fitting dentures, you will have very few dietary restrictions. The proper fit of implant overdentures makes them more comfortable than traditional dentures. As an added benefit, they will also prevent any bone loss in the jaw because they constantly stimulate the jaw every time you move your mouth. This is not possible with adhesive dentures.
The process will begin with a full examination of your teeth. A few X-ray images of your mouth will likely be taken during this initial appointment. The information gained during this exam will help Dr. Willoughby decide on the best way to restore your smile. You will receive your overdentures over the course of multiple appointments.
Four dental implants will be secured to your upper and lower jawbone in the first surgery. You will need to return in roughly three to six months to have your second surgery. This waiting period lets your jaw to become accustomed to the implant screws. The overdentures will be attached to the implants in the second surgery. Typically, you will be able to go home the same day. Dr. Willoughby will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your teeth and mouth after your procedure.
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If you take care of your implant overdentures and regularly clean your mouth, then you will be able to enjoy your new beautiful smile the rest of your life. Our trusted dentist provides overdentures at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, located in Asheville. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and find out if this treatment option is right for you!