Overdentures are a type of removable denture for people who have few remaining teeth. They work by slipping over the top of the tooth roots. The roots are used as supportive anchors in order for the dentures to achieve a proper fit. If you suffer from tooth loss, there are many reasons that you might want to consider overdentures.
Why Should You Consider Overdentures?
Overdentures are full arches of teeth that are kept in place by attaching them to dental implants. These dental restorations are a good choice for people who have the necessary bone needed to support dental implants but are also missing large amounts of teeth. This may prevent them from a full mouth restoration, but overdentures are a good alternative.
What Are the Benefits of Overdentures?
Overdentures offer many benefits, especially when compared to traditional dentures. Overdentures are kept in place by implants, so they fit more securely than those held in place only with adhesives. This increases overdenture stability, minimizing unnecessary movement during talking and chewing. This can prevent mouth sores and will also eliminate the potential for embarrassing dislodging.
Another good benefit to overdentures is the fact that this restoration stimulates jaw bone growth. The denture will stimulate the jaw bone as you eat and chew, and this slows or stops the reabsorption process that occurs when the natural teeth are missing. Overdentures increase comfort, reduce gum tissue irritation, improve confidence, allow for clearer speech, and restore proper chewing by allowing for an improved diet and better overall health.
If you are interested in overdentures, the first step is to call our office for a consultation. We will discuss the process and whether you are a candidate for this treatment option. This will also give you the opportunity to discuss your concerns, and we will answer any questions. Call us today to get the process started.
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