Overdentures: A Secure Solution for Missing Teeth
If you wear traditional dentures and would like a more secure and convenient solution for your missing teeth, we recommend you consider implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures, as an effective solution. At Country Club Dental, we provide overdentures for patients who are missing all their teeth, but have enough jawbone to support implants. Regular dentures simply rest on the gum, which means they require adhesives to stay in place. With overdentures, the dentures are secured into place by implants creating a strong and stable fit.
Advantages of Overdentures
Besides not having to deal with messy adhesives, additional advantages of overdentures include:
- Improved speech — Regular dentures can make it difficult to enunciate clearly.
- Ability to eat a variety of foods — With regular dentures, it may be recommended that you stay away from tough or crunchy foods.
- Less irritation to gums — Due to the shifting nature of regular dentures, they can wear on your gums.
- Easy maintenance — With overdentures, you can still remove and clean your dentures, which will help you maintain a healthy mouth and longevity of your dental appliance.
Another major advantages of overdentures is that the treatment helps maintain your oral health by providing continual stimulation to the jawbone. This is important because the absence of a tooth root in the jawbone causes it to shrink, ultimately resulting in bone loss. The implants used with overdentures, however, act as a tooth root and even help the jawbone to regenerate.
How Overdentures Work
The overdenture treatment is a multi-step process beginning with the placement of the implants in your jaw bone. Once the implants have healed, posts are connected to the implants which are used to snap the denture securely into place. You can easily take the denture in and out for cleaning and during sleep.
If you are in the Cameron Park, CA area and would like more information on the benefits of overdentures, please call our office to schedule a consultation.