How to Approach Overdenture Treatment and Patient Education
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million Americans do not have teeth, while 120 million are missing at least one tooth. Although tooth loss can be debilitating, many edentulous patients dismiss treatment that involves bone grafting and other invasive procedures as too expensive and arduous to go through with. Practices that offer a modern, efficient alternative to traditional treatment plans for tooth loss are more likely to increase their rate of case acceptance. It all comes down to having a durable, less invasive overdenture system, as well as effective patient education techniques to earn your patients’ trust.
Streamline Overdenture Treatment by Going Digital
One key step to optimizing your practice’s overdenture service and increasing treatment acceptance is transitioning to a digital approach. An industry leader in dental implants and dentures, Dr. Michael David Scherer knows firsthand that the results are well worth the workflow upgrade. “Traditional implant overdenture treatment requires 4 to 10 clinical steps to complete, but when you approach it digitally using scanning, you can complete them in as few as 2 clinical visits,” the Sonora, CA, clinician explained. Dr. Scherer uses Zest’s LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System and other related products in prosthodontics and implant dentistry practice. “The patient response for the expedited treatment is tremendous.”
Having supportive technology helps dentists better communicate the impact of overdenture treatment and address edentulous patients’ top concerns: the cost, time, and quality of treatment. A minimally invasive and cost-conscious solution that complements a digital denture workflow, the LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System is ideal for fully or partially edentulous patients with anatomical or financial limitations, or those who are not willing to endure more invasive surgery. This permanent, 2-piece implant system incorporates the LOCATOR Attachment System, available in either narrow or standard ridge diameters. An aggressive thread design provides primary stability, while a self-tapping feature offers ease of insertion and increased stability.
Tune in to Learn More
Interested in learning more about overdenture implant dentistry and how you can offer affordable solutions in your post-COVID-19 clinical practice? Join Dr. Scherer for Zest’s upcoming webinar part of their overdenture online learning series, where he will discuss strategies for practice efficiency and cost-effective treatments.
Register for the webinar here!