If you wear dentures, do you find that they are constantly slipping? Are you missing teeth and want the benefits of a denture but with a more secure fit? With overdenture treatment, you can enjoy the advantages of dentures that are stabilized with implants rather than adhesives. Using implants to hold the denture makes it fit and feel better while giving you a healthy and beautiful smile.
When you are missing teeth, your jaw will start to shrink over time and your dentures will not fit properly. This can cause discomfort and shifting when you chew food or talk. With overdentures, however, we attach the denture to implants to better stabilize the appliance. Besides convenience, an overdenture will also help with:
- Confidence — You won’t have to worry about your dentures shifting out of place when you talk or eat anymore. What’s more, overdentures do not require adhesives, so that’s one less thing you need to care for.
- Better digestion — If you try to eat with slipping dentures, it’s likely you aren’t chewing your food properly. With a more stabilized restoration, you can confidently eat foods you enjoy and your body will be better able to absorb the food that is thoroughly chewed.
- Jawbone health — Implants act as tooth root and stimulate your jawbone, keeping it healthy and intact. A denture appliance alone does not have the same effect; without an implant, your jawbone may begin to shrink.
- Retain facial features — Again, when your jawbone shrinks, your facial muscles will start to sag, causing your cheeks to have a sunken-in appearance. An overdenture will not only keep your jawbone healthy, but help maintain your facial structure.
If you would like to replace your missing teeth or desire a better positioned denture, overdentures just may be the solution you are looking for. Dr. Sorkin has successfully treated patients in the Spotswood, New Jersey area with this treatment and looks forward to discussing how overdentures can help with your dental needs, as well. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.