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Hartford Implant Overdentures

Traditional dentures are an effective way to replace missing teeth, but for many individuals, they are far from ideal. That is why we often recommenda lower set of implant dentures implant-retained overdentures to our patients who are good candidates for them. They are a comprehensive tooth replacement solution that offers a number of remarkable benefits.


Traditional dentures are secured in the mouth either via natural suction or with the help of a special adhesive. An implant overdenture, on the other hand, is anchored in place by a series of small titanium cylinders that have been surgically placed within a patient’s jawbone. It usually takes five or six implants to support a full denture.

Both fixed (permanent) and removable implant dentures are available. In some cases, it is even possible for a dentist to retrofit a patient’s traditional denture so that it is able to attach to implants. Other times, a dentist has to create a new prosthesis to go with the implants.


a set of implant dentures snapping into placeImplant-retained dentures offer some significant advantages:

  • Traditional dentures need to be replaced every 5 – 8 years or so because the way they fit changes over time. Implant overdentures will always fit well, and they have the potential to last for several decades.
  • Bone stimulation. Implants stimulate the jaw, helping it to stay strong and avoid the bone loss that occurs after tooth extractions.
  • Traditional dentures sometimes slip out of place when their wearer is eating or speaking. Implants come with no risk of such uncomfortable and embarrassing incidents!a smiling woman
  • It might take you a few days to adjust to your new teeth, but once you do, you’ll find that they’re quite comfortable.
  • A strong bite force. Implants allow you to eat almost anything without taking any special precautions.
  • Implant dentures look extremely natural.


The only way to find out for sure if implant-retained dentures are right for you is to visit your Dr. Michalski for a consultation. He will take some X-rays of your mouth, evaluate your oral health, and answer all of the questions you have about implants and implant-retained dentures. Then, together, you and he can decide whether to move forward with the implant procedure.

a smiling coupleIn general, candidates for implant-retained dentures:

  • Have suffered extensive tooth loss. If the tooth loss is fairly recent, there is a chance that enough bone remains in the jaw to support implants. If it has been some time since you lost your teeth, you may need a bone graft.
  • Are free of gum disease and other serious oral and overall health concerns.
  • Are patient. The entire implant process may take several months to a year.
  • Have excellent oral hygiene habits. Keeping a clean mouth is essential for preventing infection after the placement surgery.

To learn more about dental implants and implant-retained dentures, contact our office. Dr. Michalski and the rest of our team look forward to helping you regain your lost smile!