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Before and After: Complete Implant Supported Overdentures
We have many restorative options available to restore function and esthetics. We offer a wide range of services including crowns, implants, dentures, implant prosthetic hybrids and implant overdentures. Implant hybrids and overdentures are an option for those who need complete removable dentures but do not like taking them in and out.
Ask us about direct bonding...a great way to completely change your smile in a short amount of time! It requires no tooth preparation and no anesthesia (plus it's also completely reversible)!
Traditional Denture vs. Geneva Denture
In this case, the patient had a defective denture and she opted to replace it with a new, Geneva denture. Her new teeth are made of porcelain and provide better support for her facial structures, giving her the ability to speak and eat more easily.
A Maryland Bridge is a specific type of bridge that can be used to replace anterior teeth. In involve little to no prep of the adjacent teeth. If the teeth are prepped at all, the prep remains in enamel which conserves tooth structure and would not require anesthesia. It is a conservative, economical approach to tooth replacement.
In this case, the patient had extensive orthodontic treatment that resulted in minimal remaining bone. She was not a good candidate for implants or bone grafting and she presented in our office wanting a traditional bridge. Because her adjacent teeth were healthy, we decided that a traditional three-unit bridge would be too aggressive.