Overdentures combine the stability of implants with the coverage of dentures to bring patients a complete oral structure. An overdenture prosthesis is fitted over existing teeth, which allows patients to maintain stability in their jawline and avoid the discomfort of a palate in the upper mouth. Traditional dentures are known for moving around slightly during chewing or talking. Overdentures are secured to the jawbone with bar joints and implants, which prevents any discomfort or inconvenience. Our St. Petersburg overdenture implant specialists can change your life with this simple treatment.
Dr. Krueger develops a custom set of St. Petersburg overdenture implants for each patient, using more than 25 years of prosthodontic experience to create the perfect fit. Installation of an overdenture is typically divided into two surgeries: installation of the implants and then placement of the denture. During the first part of the procedure, Dr. Krueger will prepare the mouth’s existing teeth for implant placement and then surgically insert titanium rods into the gums. Over the course of three to four months, these implants will fuse with jawbone. Once this stage of the process is complete, Dr. Krueger can place the overdenture at our St. Petersburg office.
While it may take some time to get your overdenture in place, the results are well worth it. Installation of an overdenture implant in St. Petersburg can actually strengthen the bones in your mouth, redistribute your bite, and improve muscle health. If you are interested in learning how our custom St. Petersburg overdentures can improve your experience chewing, smiling, and enjoying life, give the offices of Dr. Gordon Krueger a call. We’ll provide a consultation and help you find the best procedure for improving your dental health.