Overdentures are a prosthetic dental appliance that replaces a full arch of upper or lower teeth. It is supported by the gums, or can be attached to dental implants. Implant-supported overdentures offer better stability and comfort compared to removable dentures. Dr. Cory Gaunt is our restorative dentist at Downriver Smiles, and he offers a variety of smile restoration options and combinations, including overdentures, at our dental clinic in Spokane.
Each patient can decide whether removable or fixed overdentures are the best option to meet their needs. Implant secured overdentures connect to dental implants that hold them securely in place. They offer superior stability for function and appearance but can still be removed for cleaning or sleeping. Dr. Gaunt can explain how they work, and even recommend the best mode of attachment, permanent or removable, that may fit your lifestyle the best.
Implant-supported overdentures are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth. These overdentures are screwed to between four and eight supporting dental implants on each arch. This is a good option if your bone structure cannot support a full arch of dental implants or several implants to support dentures.
The 4-8 dental implants provide needed stimulation for bone growth, helping you to maintain a healthy and younger-looking facial structure. This is a significant benefit over traditional dentures that do not stimulate new bone growth, leaving the facial structure to atrophy over time and show more aging.
Dr. Gaunt and his team at Downriver Smiles in Spokane can offer multiple options for replacing missing teeth with overdentures. We believe in providing our dental family as many choices as possible to fit their preferences, needs, lifestyles and budgets. Overdentures supported by a few dental implants are a good, affordable solution for replacing missing teeth.
Contact Downriver Smiles in western Spokane, WA, today, and ask about overdentures when you schedule a restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Gaunt. We accept most forms of dental insurance and offer financing options for those portions of your oral care not covered. Call us today in Spokane for quality restorative dentistry options.