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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
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Do You Need an Overdenture?


Posted on 3/13/2018 by Front Desk
Overdenture Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek CA 94596While necessary for some individuals, wearing dentures can be frustrating. Dentures tend to slip easily, resulting in discomfort as well as embarrassing situations. Eating foods that you most enjoy can often be too difficult as well.

Moreover, dental adhesives do not work well enough and are unable to retain your dentures in a secure and comfortable position. For those of you who deal with these problems, an overdenture may be an ideal solution.

What is An Overdenture?

Titanium implants (or screws) are surgically implanted into the lower and/or upper jaw bone. They attach to your jaw and act in the same way as a tooth root. Next, a partial or full set of dentures is securely fastened onto an anchor located on the actual dental implant.

Who Would Benefit from an Overdenture?

Individuals who are missing one or more teeth would benefit from an overdenture dental treatment. One of the numerous benefits offered from an overdenture is it being a low-cost solution that some individuals need. This makes them a great solution for everyone, regardless of their financial situation.

Improved Function

Dental implant anchors stabilize your dentures to the jaw. This improves the ability to chew your food without the need for extra movement. Oftentimes, adhesives are used to secure normal dentures in the mouth, easily leading to them adjusting uncomfortably or coming loose in your mouth. With an overdenture, they are securely fastened to your mouth making it impossible for them to move.

Bone Loss Slowed

The jawbone is continued to be stimulated due to the implant acting in the same way as a natural root of a tooth slowing down the resorption process.

If you use dentures and are no stranger to the traditional complaints regarding them, you may be an ideal candidate for an overdenture treatment. Contact us and let us know how we may help you today!




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