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What Are Overdentures?

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Dr. Christianne Lee
What Are Overdentures?Overdentures are dental prosthetics that involve a combination of dental implants and dentures. It eliminates issues linked to traditional dentures, such as slipping when talking or laughing. While other teeth replacement options help to improve the smile, overdentures are a great option if you want an increased level of comfort and function. They also help to maintain overall oral health by preserving the jawbone.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Overdentures?

Overdentures are not perfect for everyone. You may need to watch out for some red flags when considering this tooth replacement option. For instance, if you are a heavy smoker, it can affect your healing after the procedure. Besides, if you have any signs of gum disease or tooth decay, the dentist may recommend treating these issues before the overdenture procedure.

To gain candidacy for this treatment, you must have good oral health. Healthy gums and strong jawbones are vital in supporting dental implant devices.

Why You Should Consider Overdentures

If you are missing the entire dental arch or several teeth, you may be a good candidate for overdentures. However, you may need to consult a dentist to determine your candidacy. Unlike traditional dentures that are prone to shifting, overdentures offer a secure and stable platform for artificial teeth. Besides, this tooth replacement option provides aesthetic benefits. It helps to preserve the jawbone, thus, preventing muscle loss, which maintains the appearance of the face.

Another benefit of overdentures is that they are easy to maintain. Just like natural teeth, you may need to clean your overdentures at least twice daily to prolong their lifespan. This may involve using a soft-bristled toothbrush and focusing on all the sides of the artificial teeth since this is where food particles are likely to build up. Contact us if you are looking forward to learning more about overdentures and how they can improve the quality of your life.

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