James Kontos DD has over 35 years of experience in the design and fabrication of dentures, including overdentures. Our Scarborough clinic is equipped with an in-house lab, which means less wait time for our patients! Our denturist will perform a free consultation to assess your jaw’s bone structure and discuss denture options.
Denture implants, also known as overdentures, are attached to implants that have been placed into a strong jaw bone. Unlike full dentures which rest on the gums, implants create a better support system to hold your dentures in place. However, the jaw may not always have enough bone to support implants for overdentures.
You may qualify for overdentures if there are no teeth left in the jaw, but enough bone to support implants. We work closely with dental professionals who will insert the implant, an artificial root made of titanium metal. Next, an artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant, providing a full set of pearly whites.
As denture implants are placed directly into the jaw bone, they provide more security over full or complete dentures. You’ll be able to live an active lifestyle without the worry of dentures slipping out. In turn, you’ll gain the confidence to eat, speak and chew freely. With overdentures, your jawbone won’t shrink or weaken as the artificial roots allow bone to retain its size and strength. Lastly, denture implants do not require any denture adhesives.
Speak with James Kontos DD today to see if overdentures are right for you.