Overdenture is for individuals with multiple or all missing teeth. These individuals need partial or complete denture and when this denture is retained by either the natural bones or by dental implants, it is called Overdenture.
Overdenture is a better option than ill-fitted dentures. The use of implants in overdenture makes it a strong and stable denture as compared to dentures that is held in by using adhesives.
Types of Overdentures
Typically there are two basic types of overdentures:
- Tooth borne overdenture is an overdenture that is supported by 2, 3 or more of the natural teeth
- Implant borne overdentures is an overdenture that is supported by 2, 3 or more dental implants
Who is a candidate for Overdenture?
A healthy individual who can undergo a tooth extraction can be a candidate for Overdenture treatment. Other than this following dental patient can benefit from Overdentures:
- Dissatisfied denture patient who are not comfortable and lack retention in their lower denture
- Patients with severely compromised teeth that cannot successfully support fixed or removable prosthesis
Advantages of Overdenture
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Often can utilize your existing denture
- Improves the quality of life, Compared to normal denture.
- Strong stability allows thorough chewing of food that promotes better digestion
- Slows down the process of bone loss by stimulating jawbone
- Improves or retains the natural facial features and structure by filling the gap of missing teeth
- Fits in comfortably in the mouth and eliminates the embarrassment of unnecessary movement during chewing and talking
- Improves speech and confidence
- Reduces chances of oral problems like sores etc.
- Highly affordable