Over -dentures

Over -dentures

The Technique of an Over-Denture consists of Dental Implants being placed into the lower jaw to stabilise a fixed, but Removable Denture (false teeth). The Dental Implants steady the Denture to create a more comfortable option than normal dentures.

The Denture is stabilised by Implants, however Over-Dentures are removable and not quite as steady as an All-On-4 / All-On-4-Plus system, as they are usually made to fit over/around some existing teeth. Over-Dentures could be appropriate if you are missing multiple teeth from the lower jaw and can often be more affordable than individual implants for each single missing tooth.

Over -dentures

The variations in the Placement of Over-Dentures determine factors like the total procedure cost and time involved. Over-Dentures are not suitable for every patient. Many factors should be considered to see if this is the right solution for your individual needs. For example the need for Bone Grafting, Extractions or other relevant procedures, depending on the complexity involved in the case, the proximity of the facial nerves and the amount of readily-available bone support in the area.
 
Our dentist will require you to have a specialised CBCT scan (‘CT Scan’) prior to placing any Implants in your mouth. The CT scan shows the exact amount of bone support available in the mouth, as well as the location of the sinus and the facial nerves. These are all things that need to be deliberated when planning an Over-Denture, to minimise the risk of complications.
 
We encourage patients to ask one of our dentists all questions that they may have. All patients who undergo surgical procedures will be given instructions on how to care for the area at home and any precautions which should be strictly obeyed will be clearly explained.
 
If you think that you might be a suitable candidate for the placement of a Dental Over-Denture, call our reception on (03) 9752 2694 for a no-obligation consultation.

BRIGHTON | FERNTREE GULLY

At Melbourne Centre for Dentistry, we pride ourselves on our high standards of patient care and professional service. Our main aim is to provide quality care to our patients at affordable prices. Our aim is to provide patients with world-class quality care at affordable prices and what sets us apart is we will go out of our way and take the time to listen to your concerns and then cater accordingly with the most feasible treatment options that is tailored to your specific needs and requirements.

We offer treatments in General, Cosmetic, Children’s, Emergency and Restorative Dentistry.

BRIGHTON | FERNTREE GULLY