What is an overdenture?

An overdenture is a removable denture that is attached to natural teeth or dental implants. It is different from a traditional denture, which rests on the gums unattached. Patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth have a variety of options available to them, the most well-known being dentures. For some patients, conventional, unattached dentures are the right choice in treatment. For others, however, an increased level of function and comfort is desired. This is when overdentures become a great option.

Overdentures take a hybrid approach to replacing teeth. The method combines dental implant technology with prosthetic dentures to bring patients closer to feeling like they have a full mouth of natural teeth in an affordable way. Patients can chew and bite almost anything. In addition to aesthetic and functional benefits, overdentures also protect your health by providing regular stimulation to the jawbone. Jawbone loss with conventional dentures is a very serious problem that has compounding negative health and aesthetic effects over time. With overdentures, four to six dental implants are anchored in the jaw and support the attached denture, providing the regular stimulation needed by the jaw to maintain health.

Benefits of Overdentures:

• Comfort: Doesn’t cover the palate

• Aesthetics: Protects facial appearance from jawbone loss

• Health: Protects the jaw

• Function: Allows for biting and chewing most foods with little restriction

• Proven: Has extremely high levels of satisfaction

• Easy Maintenance

• Proprioceptive response: Detects motion and position in mouth

• Reliability

Implant overdentures have a great track-record for improving people’s lives. To learn more about our tooth replacement options at Herald Square Dental & The Denture Center, call us at New York Office Phone Number 212-689-0024 today.