With age, natural causes, unhealthy oral practices or accidents, it's common for people to lose teeth. Even in the recent past, it was impossible to cover up those spaces of lost teeth. But dentistry has advanced and made procedures like tooth restoration and corrective procedures accessible to all. A popular such method is the overdenture.
What are Overdentures?
To put simply overdentures go over existing dentures or natural teeth. Overdentures are removable and their primary responsibility of overdentures is to keep maintain the stability of the dentures. They do that by decreasing the sinking of the jawbone and by optimally redistributing pressure. Over time, ordinary dentures are prone to instability and may become ill-fitting. This is especially true for senior citizens. Containing crown and a frame made of metal, overdentures rectify that and make the dentures fully functional again without putting unnecessary pressure on the jawbone.
Advantages of Overdentures
There are significant benefits of overdentures, both in the short and long term. One of the main advantages is that they are bolstered and held up in their place by implants or roots. This is in stark contrast to conventional dentures that use the power of suction from their proximity to the gum to stay in place. Fasteners keep the overdentures firmly on top of roots or dentures, but here again, there is an advantage. They can be easily removed for inspection or cleaning.
Should You Opt for Overdentures?
Whether you need overdentures depends on a host of issues that are both aesthetic and practical. Our trained professionals will determine it based on your age, history of corrective dental procedures, and implants, if any, and whether your basic need is functional, like greater ease of chewing, or cosmetic, like correcting your smile. Give our office a call today to set up your consultation.