Posted on 6/20/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
An overdenture is a dental implant to be placed inside either your upper jawbone or lower jawbone. Over time, the dental implant will act as a replacement for your teeth.
Over time, the overdenture will work as natural as your original teeth, and you will not even realize that it is there after a while. Here are the benefits of an overdenture and how it can help you.
Helps Promote Better Digestion The problem with poorly fitting dentures is that they are held in by an adhesive. Because of this, you won't be able to chew food properly, and therefore it won't digest properly. However, with an overdenture, you will be able to chew your food better and digest it better.
Reduces Bone Loss
Using an overdenture will minimise the loss of your bone in your teeth. Whether or not you have an overdenture that is a dental implant or placed in with your natural teeth, while chewing your food, it will continue to stimulate the growth of your bone in your teeth. This will, in turn, reduce bone loss keeping your teeth as active as possible for as long as possible.
Overdentures Help Keep Your Facial Features Normal
When it comes to having a dental implant that does not absorb the normal way, this can mess up your facial feature and structure. However, with an overdenture, since it is placed in with your natural teeth, it will retain your facial features and structure, keeping the look of your face normal.
More Comfortable Since an overdenture is worn on your upper jawbone or lower jawbone, it is more comfortable to wear. You won't have to walk around worrying about your dentures falling out with an overdenture.
These are some great benefits for overdentures. As always, do not forget to contact us with any other questions you have about overdentures or anything else. We will help you any way we can.