Fixed Implant Overdentures
A fixed implant overdenture uses the same type of implants as a removable implant denture, but it is fastened in to place using screws. The number of implants vary from patient to patient but generally offers the security of knowing that their denture is secure. After the denture is attached, the holes in the overdenture are covered by the clinician. There is notably less acrylic used than conventional dentures which improves speech and chewing ability. This type of denture does, however, require routine visits to a dental office for removal and cleaning. Talk to your dental team about which implant-supported overdenture option is most suitable for you.