What are overdenture?
A denture that is held in the mouth using implants is called an implant retained denture or an OVERDENTURE. Overdentures function like natural teeth and provide up to 100% chewing function. It is the next best thing to a mouth full of real teeth. The overdenture treatment gives you the confidence to speak, laugh, and eat without fear of embarrassing incidents such as dentures moving or slipping out.
What are the 4 main dental advantages of overdenture to the patients?
Traditional dentures stay in place by forming a seal with the gums. In contrast, overdentures function like implants. Permanent implants in the jaw keep overdentures firmly attached to the gums, removing the need for additional adhesives. Basic dentures often cause irritation and are prone to popping out of the mouth.
Ease of eating
Having more stable overdentures makes actions like speaking and eating easier. Conventional dentures are secured with adhesive, which can occasionally make eating hard foods difficult. Overdentures stay in place more easily, and allow for you to chew food thoroughly. This also helps with your overall digestion.
Missing teeth cause bone loss in the jaw; without teeth, bone matter shrinks. Overdentures require the installation of titanium implants into the bone. This process (called osseointegration) prevents bone deterioration, preserving your facial structure. Basic dentures can accelerate bone loss when chewing, which exerts a force on the gums.
While overdenture treatment prevents bone loss, it also maintains your face’s natural appearance. Tooth and bone loss causes sagging, drastically altering your face shape. Overdentures are fixed, which prevents embarrassing dislodgement. Greater security also makes speech feel and sound more natural.
Regular dentures will need replacement over time. As the jaw shifts, you’ll need new dentures to conform to the changing shape. The dental implants used to secure overdenture treatment, on the other hand, are built to last. Overdentures will last for years with proper care. At best, they can endure the rest of your life, saving you the hassle of replacing your dentures every few years.
Taking proper care of your overdentures will make them more cost-efficient in the long run. Conventional dentures need regular repair or replacement. Purchasing a less costly set of dentures also requires frequent replacement, which can be a financial burden.
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Dr. Janic has over 30 years of experience placing dental implants, performing implant surgery, and offering quality treatment to patients Dr. Janic has expertise in overdenture fabrication and support. Please call our office for a private consult.