I have an overdenture on implants. Can I have fixed teeth instead?
In most cases, yes. You can redesign your case to be “fixed” instead of removable and at the same time get rid of some of the acrylic covering the palate and extending around your gums that was necessary to obtain a good seal when your work was removable.
If your overdenture was done with the minimum number of implants, you will need to have additional implants placed. For fixed teeth the minimum accepted number of implants needed in the mandible is six, and eight in the maxilla.
If you discussed this with your dentist as a posibility and the implants were placed with that contingency in mind, it will be easier. If not, the work can still be done, but the position of the implants may create difficulties in designing the teeth.
Talk to your dentist about the details of your particular case.
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