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Overdentures are a type of denture that is used to replace missing teeth and is supported by dental implants. They are typically recommended for people who have lost most or all of their teeth and are looking for a more stable and secure alternative to traditional dentures.
The process of getting overdentures involves several steps and typically requires several visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will assess the patient’s suitability for overdentures and take an impression of the mouth to create a custom-fit denture.
Next, the patient will need to undergo a surgical procedure to place the dental implants in the jawbone. The implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body, and are placed in the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for the overdenture.
After the implants have had time to heal and integrate with the jawbone (a process that typically takes several months), the overdenture can be attached to the implants. The overdenture should feel and function like natural teeth once it is in place.
Overdentures have several advantages over traditional dentures. They are more stable and secure, as they are anchored to the jawbone by dental implants. They also allow for better chewing and speaking, as they do not slip or move around in the mouth like traditional dentures can.
Benefits of Overdentures
Overdentures can make one’s life a lot easier and improve the quality of lifestyle overall. For starters, they’re the ideal solution when it comes to the prevention of jawbone shrinkage due to tooth loss. Essentially, overdentures are a good option for people suffering from severe tooth loss such as oligodontia, as well as other conditions like cleft palate. Even patients that fear dental visits can consider sedation dentistry and relax during the procedure.
In regards to dental function, overdentures are superior to traditional dentures due to improved stability and retention. What’s more, overdentures are known to protect the surrounding bone.
- Smile with confidence
- Experience improved digestion
- Less need of adhesive
- Beautiful, symmetrical smile
- Improve bone density
- Improved speech with a less resin on the palate
- Maintain your facial look and expressions
Caring for Your Overdenture
Maintaining proper oral hygiene on a regular basis is crucial for everyone, especially individuals with overdentures. With the right routine, you’ll be able to maintain your good oral health and avoid cavities and/or gum disease. What’s more, you can use your own healthy habits and family dental care to encourage better oral hygiene for your entire family.
If you have removable overdentures, it would be best to remove them before bed so that you can clean the inside of your mouth, around the attachments as well as your overdentures thoroughly. If you have a fixed denture or removable overdenture, it is important to regularly make appointments with your dentist to clean the appliance. Just like patients with their natural teeth, overdentures still require evaluation and dental care to maintain the appliance. To learn more about overdentures in North Bergen, contact Aesthetic Dental for a virtual consultation.request an appointment