Dealing with tooth loss can be frustrating and traumatizing. I want to help my patients navigate their tooth replacement journey with the least amount of stress possible. Most patients that experience tooth loss have heard of dentures and implants, as they have been popular for quite a number of years. What if neither of those options are the best fit for the patient? I often recommend a treatment that offers the best of both worlds. Continue reading to learn more about this lesser known tooth replacement option.
Have you recently experienced a tooth extraction or learned that you need to have a tooth replaced? Whether you have experienced decay, an illness, trauma to the mouth, or effects of gum disease, we are here to help you. Depending on the location of your problem area, you might be wondering if you need to replace the tooth, especially if it is one of the rear molars. We are here to tell you that, no matter the location, teeth should always be replaced. It is beneficial to the overall health of your mouth and surrounding teeth. Read on to learn more.
When thinking about choosing a tooth replacement option, the common choices that many patients are familiar with seem to be implants or dentures. Did you know that there is an option that blends the two of those options together? An overdenture is a removable dental prosthesis that fits over a supporting structure such as natural teeth or dental implants. Overdentures are typically preferred over a traditional denture that uses adhesive to attach in the mouth and sit on the gums.
Have you recently had a tooth extracted and need to decide on a tooth replacement option? Or perhaps you have been missing teeth for quite some time and are ready to make the investment in replacing your teeth. There are many reasons that a patient might be missing a tooth, such as severe decay, an accident, a medical condition, medication, or family history. Whatever the reason for needing a tooth replaced, we know that it can be tough to decide which option is best for your lifestyle and budget. We offer a variety of options that can help you restore the functionality of your teeth and help you love your smile again.
The loss of natural teeth doesn’t have to be the end of eating foods you like or smiling confidently. There are many options available to replace missing teeth, and one of these is with the use of an overdenture. An overdenture goes over a supporting structure, such as natural teeth or dental implants and is made up of prosthetic crowns and acrylic plastic that simulates gum tissue. They are like dentures in that they can be removed, but they get their support from dental implants.
When a person loses their teeth, the jawbone tends to shrink and reshape over time, which causes regular dentures to become unstable within the dental arch. As a result this makes it difficult for the denture to fit comfortably or function properly.
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.