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Do You Need Overdentures? Looking at the Benefits

Wearing dentures, while a necessity for many, can be frustrating.

They can slip easily, which can lead to discomfort and embarrassing situations. They also often prohibit you from eating your favorite foods. Plus, dental adhesives don’t work very well, and are usually inadequate when it comes to keeping your dentures securely (and comfortably) in place.

For those who suffer these problems, there is a solution – using overdentures.

Here is a brief explanation of overdentures – what they are, what they do, and their benefits.

What Are Overdentures?

Put simply, overdentures are dental implants that work to stabilize your dentures and keep them in place.

The implant comes in the form of screws that are implanted into your lower jaw. These screws have attachments at one end that fasten securely to your overdenture base. Two-implant overdentures – in which there are two implants placed into your jaw – are the most common type and are more than adequate when it comes to keeping your dentures where they should be.

The Benefits of Overdentures

As you can imagine, there are many benefits to having overdentures. The main benefit is, of course, keeping your dentures in place without the use of adhesives or without worrying about them moving around, slipping, or coming out.

But there are other benefits, including:

  • Improved speech
  • Improved confidence
  • Proper chewing technique, which results in a better diet
  • More comfort and less tissue irritation

Patients with dentures report a higher quality of life with overdentures than without, making them an ideal investment for anyone who has to use dentures.

Learn More About Overdentures

If you or someone you know uses dentures and has the traditional complaints about loose implements, not being able to eat freely, being concerned about being embarrassed, or worrying about discomfort, they may be a good candidate for overdentures.

Contact us today for more information on this revolutionary new practice.