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Nov
16

What’s an Overdenture?

Posted in Dentures

Do you have a traditional denture? You’re probably thankful that your current partial or full denture allows you to chew and smile without worrying too much about how you look. But what your denture doesn’t do is stay in place on its own.

Sure, maybe it once did stay put quite nicely. But with time, the fit has changed and you find yourself reaching for a messy denture adhesive.

Imagine having a denture that stays in place and doesn’t move over time. Imagine talking a lot, laughing loudly, and chewing freely without dreading that your denture will slip out of place. That’s exactly what an overdenture can do for you.

Changes in Design and Stability

An overdenture is simply a denture that doesn’t rest entirely on your gums. In fact, it takes most of the force directly over a couple of dental implants.

Yes, implant technology makes the difference! With as few as two to four shallow implants placed near the front of your mouth, your lower denture can be stabilized all day long. An overdenture can be made for the upper arch, as well, but it’s not usually needed. The jaw is where bone tends to disappear the quickest. That’s why lower dentures are more prone to lose their fit.

Why Try an Overdenture

An overdenture:

  • Won’t slip or pinch while you chew or talk
  • Is less likely to cause chafing and sores on your gums
  • Won’t put pressure on underlying bone, so it slows down resorption
  • Is easily cleaned every day just like your current denture

Enjoy a newfound confidence by upgrading to an overdenture. Ask your dentist whether or not this option is right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Grateful Dental
2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

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