Benefits of Overdentures
Green Bay, WI
Around 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are missing quite a few teeth, you might have difficulty speaking and eating. Overdentures are a relatively simple and effective way of restoring your smile and confidence. It is the most frequently used option for complete edentulism.
Traditional dentures don’t stay in place. It’s not just embarrassing but frustratingly inconvenient too. Overdentures are removable or fixed dentures that sit on top of one or more teeth roots—using roots as support anchors onto which dentures are placed.
Overdentures can be removable or fixed in place, depending upon your needs. Unlike regular dentures, the jaw-supported base keeps the dentures firmly in place while talking and eating.
Types of Overdentures
There are four types of overdentures that include:
||Bar retained implant-supported overdentures
||Ball retained implant-supported overdentures
||Fixed implant-supported dentures
Benefits of Overdentures
Thinking of getting overdentures? Here are the long-lasting benefits of overdentures:
Added Security and Comfort
Conventional dentures sit tightly around your gum line, which can cause discomfort and pain. Overdentures are incredibly comfortable and do not cause any pain as the teeth are supported by the posts in your jaw.
No Messy Adhesive
Traditional dentures don’t fit well, so individuals are required to use denture adhesives like paste, powder, or pads to keep them in place. Adhesives can be messy and taste bad. Most adhesives have zinc as the primary ingredient. Too much zinc can cause numbness, tingling sensations, and even nerve damage.
The stability of implant-supported dentures is unmatched, so you don’t need adhesives to keep them in place.
Preserve Bone Loss
With implant-retained dentures, a person’s jawbone is supported by a medical-grade titanium implant, helping preserve jaw bone and ensures the person’s face doesn’t lose shape.
Overdentures use medical-grade titanium, which, when properly taken care of, can last a lifetime.
Eating hard foods with traditional dentures can be challenging as the appliance can become loose while eating. Dentures are held in place with dental implants ensuring that the dentures don’t move or slide around. If you have removable dentures, you will need to take them out to clean them. However, fixed dentures can only be taken out by the dentist. In either case, they are more stable than regular dentures.
Enjoy Your Food
Eating hard foods with traditional dentures because of the loose fit can be really difficult. They are secured with adhesives which makes chewing difficult. Overdentures are well fitted, so you are able to eat all textures of foods with no challenges.
Getting implant-supported dentures is the most economical and durable tooth replacement option.
Get Your Implant-Anchored Overdenture Today
We at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry start with making a fully customized and personalized plan for our patients. We then move to building you a smile, and then finally, we implant your newly-built natural teeth.
Having a hard time enjoying food? Call at (920) 278-7678 today to receive the care you deserve!