For patients with advanced dental conditions or those who have lost all or most of their teeth as a result of trauma, dentures have historically helped return function and aesthetics back to their bite. Through advanced technological advancements in dentistry, people with missing teeth now have multiple restoration options to choose from. One denture type is an overdenture, a removable denture plate that will support chewing, speaking and a beautiful smile.
Overdentures are removable and can replace several teeth as a partial or full denture. For patients seeking stability in their tooth replacement solution, this type of denture can be anchored to your remaining teeth, roots or more securely attached to dental implants. Many patients find supporting overdentures with dental implants to be highly successful, yielding a number of positive long-term benefits.
Just like traditional dentures, overdentures allow your mouth and bite to function as it would naturally, and minimally impacts your life and the things you enjoy. With overdentures, you can still enjoy the foods you love, while benefiting from the easy maintenance of this treatment.
Advantages of an Overdenture
Overdentures offer many advantages to patients with tooth loss. These advantages include:
- Increased Stability
- Easy to clean
- Decreased bone loss with implants as anchors
Disadvantages of an Overdenture
While overdentures work for many patients, it is still a good idea to discuss the pros and cons of this treatment with your dentist prior to choosing the final treatment plan. Some patients may find removable overdentures to be bulky and unwieldy, often preferring a stabilized restoration.
When compared to traditional dentures, the secured overdenture process can be more expensive. Additionally the procedure may take longer to complete when used in conjunction with dental implants. However, the long-term health benefits and convenience make this restoration a worthwhile investment into your improved dental health and function
Scottsdale Dentist' Denture Options
With a strong focus on personal and gentle care, Dr. Marcia Blazer works to educate her patients on their oral health needs and will discuss all available options to restore their bite and well-being. Whether you are in need of elder care and want to return function or have suffered a trauma and are looking for a comprehensive restoration, our Scottsdale dentist will provide a treatment plan to solve all your dental needs.
Make an Appointment Today
If you’re suffering from tooth pain or loss, and think overdentures may be a good solution for you, please be sure to call your Scottsdale dentist, Dr. Marcia Blazer to schedule a consultation today.