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4 Reasons You Should Consider Overdentures


Posted on 6/17/2016 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
A elderly man wearing a pair of overdentures and drinking coffee.Overdentures are a type of replacement teeth that are held into place by dental implants, and they are available in both partial and full restorations. They can help patients to get back a quality of life that has likely been missing since they lost their teeth, and there are numerous benefits to choosing this restorative option.

Overdentures Help with Digestion

Unlike dentures, which are held in by adhesives if they don't fit properly, overdentures use dental implants. This makes them more stable, and improved stability will let you chew your food more thoroughly. This helps your stomach to break down food efficiently, leading to better nutrient absorption.

Overdentures Prevent Bone Loss

The jaw bone needs stimulation in order to prevent resorption. Since overdentures are used with remaining natural teeth or with dental implants, there is something available to continue stimulating the jawbone when chewing and eating. The stimulation could prevent the shrinkage of the jawbone that often results from missing teeth.

Overdentures Can Help to Retain Your Face Shape

Going along with jaw bone loss, overdentures can help you to prevent facial shrinkage. This occurs when your jaw bone is under-stimulated due to missing teeth.

With time, the distance between your chin and nose could shrink, giving your face a sunken-in and aged appearance. Overdenture wearers don't have to worry about this embarrassing problem.

Overdentures Are Comfortable

Many people who wear dentures complain that the appliance is uncomfortable, especially if they don't fit properly. Overdentures achieve a stable fit that doesn't require the use of adhesives, so you won't have to worry about your appliance slipping or shifting when you chew, talk, eat, or laugh. The fact that your overdentures are securely fastened to your teeth will also reduce your risk of developing painful sores.

If you are interested in overdentures, contact our office today to find out if you are a candidate.
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