I’m not a dentist person. Really I haven’t been to a dentist’s office in years. When I get my teeth cleaned I go to the dental school about 30 miles away. I have problems with my teeth and the girls there do a great job cleaning the few teeth I have left. I was talking about getting dentures and she mentioned over dentures. Her explanation wasn’t all that great. What does the denture go over for over dentures? Gordon
Gordon – Overdentures are dentures that are supported by dental implants. The dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, and after they heal, the dentures are attached to them.
Overdentures are much more stable than complete removable dentures. You will hear terms such as implant-supported dentures, mini implants, and snap-on dentures. All of these terms are means of securing your dentures to dental implants.
Implants allow you to speak and chew with dentures much more efficiently, and they prevent your jawbone from shrinking. Jawbone shrinkage naturally occurs when all of your teeth are missing. The more implants there are, the more stable the dentures will be. But the stabilization of your dentures can be made affordable by using as few as two mini implants.
If you want to know more about stabilizing your dentures, only select an experienced implant dentist. Do your research. This will help you avoid problems with implant placement, healing, and quality. Many dentists offer a consultation to answer questions before you receive an exam.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist and board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.