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What Is an Overdenture?

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
What Is an Overdenture?When all your teeth are missing due to an injury or infection, there are a few ways to deal with the problem. Using dentures is one of the best and most convenient solutions to this problem. Some people prefer to use the more conventional dentures that hold on to the gum. However, some choose to use partial dentures or overdentures. Overdentures stick onto implants in your mouth instead of conventional dentures that stick on the gums using glue. This means that they are easily removable compared to full dentures.

How Do Overdentures Work?

We can use partial dentures to replace either a full set of teeth, a number of them, or a single one. The implant consists of a small post made of titanium that gets implanted in the jawbone. The jaw then grows and fuses with these implants and uses them as roots.

What Does an Overdenture Look Like?

Overdentures look quite similar to conventional dentures, with the main difference being on the underside, where they both get attached to the gums. Overdentures come with a clip that will latch onto the implant in your gums in a very discrete and convenient manner. Some overdentures also come with a ball and socket type of connection, which is also discrete and easy to use. In your mouth, they look as natural as the smile and confidence they bring back to you.

How Does an Overdenture Feel?

As technology advances, dentures and overdentures become more and more comfortable. However, because dental implants have been used for centuries, medical professionals continue to develop new ways to make your dentures and overdentures feel as natural as possible. Overdentures are one of the best and most convenient ways to replace missing teeth. Don't hesitate to give us a call and restore the glow in your smile today.
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