What are Overdentures?Overdentures are a version of dental implants. The implants are titanium rods that are surgically placed into your jaw. These rods are the anchors that hold gum supported removable dentures. They can be used for a partial or a full denture.
Requires Sufficient BoneIn order for implants to be successful, your jaw needs to have sufficient bone mass. When you lose teeth, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Implants integrate with your bone; without enough mass, they won't be stable. One of the advantages of implants is that they act similar to a tooth root, helping to stop or even slow bone loss, preserving the integrity of your jaw.
You Have Problems with Traditional DenturesTraditional dentures are supported by your gums and are held in place by dental adhesive. While they can be successful as replacement teeth, some people have issues with them.
Regular dentures are less stable. They are more likely to move around and slip out of place when you eat or talk. They can even fall out completely.
Dentures also don't stimulate your jaw like implants do. And without anything in your jaw, the bone deteriorates. This ultimately changes the shape of your jaw, meaning that your dentures, over time, will no longer fit properly and will need to be replaced.
Overdentures are an excellent option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Contact our office to find out if they are the best option for you.