Implant Overdenture

If you are missing all your teeth, you need a full denture. There are several ways of doing this. You can have an implant overdenture, as we explain here. You can have a series of implants placed and teeth placed over these implants. This is the most comfortable and functional option.


With an implant overdenture, two or more implants may be placed in your jaw. The simplest option is using two, toward the front. In the diagram on the right, there is a bar joining the two fixtures. The bar increases the retention and stability of the teeth, but a bar isn't always used.

A common complaint of people who wear complete dentures is that they are hard to keep in place, resulting in problems eating and speaking, and also causing soreness as the teeth shift and rub on the gums.

Another similar option is a snap-on denture.

implant overdenture

An implant overdenture

It is a bad idea to just have a completely removable denture, and nothing placed to hold it in. What happens is that, when your teeth are all extracted, your body senses that the bone that used to support those teeth is no longer needed, and begins to resorb the bone in order to use those minerals in other places in your body. After several years, you will suffer from facial collapse.

Dr. Chal is very talented in creating beautiful smiles. Whichever treatment option you select, he will make sure that you look your best. Visit Dr. Chal's smile gallery to see his work. You may also want to read the impressive testimonials from his patients.

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Featured Stories:

Jennifer was getting married in a few
    weeks, but was embarrassed to smile.
    It turned out she was a great case
    for a Zirconia Bridge - high tech,
    high strength, and ultimate esthetics,
    and all completed in time for the
J.T. suffered from bulimia. Even though
    she lived in California, she drove 657
    miles to see Dr. Chal. When
    you read her warm thank-you note,
    you'll understand why.
    Read J.T.'s bulimia story.
Tom's Case illustrates a fixed
    implant hybrid restoration
, and
    leaves him with a solid feeling to his
    teeth, "like hitting the sweet spot with
    every swing of the golf club."
Emily came to Dr. Chal frightened, in
    lots of pain, with an ugly smile and TMJ
. Dr. Chal eased her fears,
    solved her pain, gave her a beautiful
    smile, and cured her TMJ disorder.
    Read her heart-warming story.
Brenda's dental implant horror
. - read about how Dr. Chal
    re-did her old implant work, solved
    her pain and infection, and made her
    look ten years younger.



For An Appointment
To render an opinion on your case, Dr. Chal will plan on spending quality time evaluating your situation. Plan on spending an hour or more with him at your appointment.

To help you plan your budget, please allow for a cost of $150 - $300 for this appointment. Plan also on receiving an expert and accurate analysis. Because of the quality time involved, we regret being unable to provide free consultations, free second opinions, or estimates over the phone.

To request an appointment,
click here or call (602) 957-5000.

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 – 5:00
Friday: 8:00 – 12:00
4715 N. 32nd St., Suite 106
Phoenix, AZ  85018

Dr. Chal is the recommended cosmetic dentist for Phoenix for the cosmetic dentistry website, for placing beautiful porcelain veneers.



Dr. Arthur Chal