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Overdentures: What Are They?

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Did you know that there are different types of dentures that are held in your mouth using different methods? In the perfect world, you would never need adhesives or pastes to secure your denture. It would simply stay in place using suction. For some people that isn’t enough though, and something else is needed to help them keep their dentures secure. Thus, dental implants are introduced and there are two types of implant-supported dentures, one being the overdenture.

Overdentures are removable dentures that can be taken in and out when desired, but they are still anchored onto permanent implant roots. These few implant roots offer just enough security to keep your implant from rocking back and forth throughout the day or coming out of place when you depend on it the most.

For most patients, overdentures can be placed the very same day as your dental implants. They help reduce discomfort and protect the surgical site as it heals, beginning from day one. In return, the implants provide just enough stability to the denture to keep it in place, giving you the results that you need. Overdentures offer more freedom when you want to smile with confidence and enjoy meals with family and friends. When you don’t know where else to turn and need something that will improve your smile along with your quality of life, it’s time to ask your dentist about overdentures.

Your dentist can help you decide whether or not overdentures are an ideal option for you. One of the biggest factors will depend on the health of your jaws and bone levels in the areas where the implants need to be placed.

Posted on behalf of:
Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
2627 Peachtree Pkwy #440
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 888-3384

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