Absolute Dental Care is one of the few offices in Nixa and greater southwestern Missouri to have an onsite denture lab and denture “artist” (technician). So, we are equipped to provide all sorts of dentures as well as or better than anyone! This capability also supports the ultimate in convenience and quality control.
Our team provides many denture options, including overdentures (or, snap-in dentures). This alternative may be appropriate for patients concerned about the fit, feel, appearance, and overall experience with conventional dentures. Overdentures may also suit patients who are tired of ill-fitting, loose, and fake-looking “false teeth.”
Traditional dentures are largely held in place by natural suction and products like denture adhesive. They must be relined, rebased, or even replaced continuously. This “maintenance” is necessary because such dentures do not support the health of the bone in the jaw. Over time, the jawbone shrinks. The denture no longer fits as well as it once did.
Overdentures are different. They are held in place by dental implants. Each implant functions like a tooth root. It is surgically positioned in the jawbone. Made from a biocompatible (tissue-friendly) material, the implant naturally joins with the surrounding bone. The prosthetic tooth can then be connected to the implant. Since the implant is safely and naturally embedded in the jaw, the new tooth is not going anywhere!
We can use a few implants to support an upper or lower denture for patients who are missing many or all of their teeth. You may slip the denture in and out of the mouth with various attachments. We can discuss your options during a consultation at our office in Nixa, Missouri.
Our dentist, Dr. Todd Anderson, may even discuss “retrofitting” existing dentures with implants for a better patient experience and improved comfort.