Overdenture implants are a set of dentures which are supported by implants. Overdenture implants are also often referred to as implant dentures, implant-retained dentures, or simply implants.
When having overdentures placed, your dentist or oral surgeon will place the implants first. They’ll give you some time to let them heal and become one with your jawbone. After this process, false teeth are placed on top of the implants, giving you a smile that looks and feels real.
The first recorded use of dental implants was by the ancient Mayans in 600 AD. Since then, dental implants and the technology surrounding this treatment has significantly evolved. Today, dental implant therapy is considered the premiere treatment option for people with missing teeth.
Dental implants are small titanium anchors that are permanently placed into your upper and/or lower jaw bone. Throughout time, the implant integrates with your bone and acts very much like your natural tooth root in your jaw bone. This integration not only creates a stable foundation to attach single and multiple teeth or dentures to, it also slows bone loss because it is acting like a tooth root in your bone.