What to Know About Overdentures
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.
Benefits of Overdentures
It can be overwhelming to choose a tooth replacement option. Overdentures offer many benefits such as:
If you need to replace multiple teeth or all of your teeth, choosing an option such as traditional implants can become expensive and outside your budget. With overdentures, you get the benefits of implants with a cost that may be more affordable.
More Comfortable than Dentures
Prolonged use of dentures can be uncomfortable on the gums. Overdentures provide a more comfortable fit because they snap into place and do not slip and move in the mouth. Many patients enjoy that adhesive is not needed.
When traditional dentures are used, there is nothing in place to stimulate the jawbone. Over time, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate, causing the face to have a sagging appearance. The implants used in overdentures provide the stimulation needed for the jawbone to remain healthy and intact.
Improved Quality of Life
Overdentures allow our patients to enjoy many of the foods they love. Food is able to be chewed more thoroughly, and the concern of dentures falling out when eating is gone. Overdentures also provide a more natural appearance when you smile.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we help patients in Spotswood, NJ find the best tooth restoration treatment based on their particular needs. If you are interested in learning more about overdentures or another tooth replacement option, Dr. Sorkin will be happy to examine your oral health and make a suggestion as to which method he recommends. We look forward to helping you find the best solution! Please call our office to schedule an appointment today.