Overdentures For Loose or Missing Teeth
Have you experienced pain from missing or loose teeth?
Loose or missing teeth are generally caused by advanced stages of periodontal (gum) disease. To avoid infection and keep your mouth healthy, your dentist may recommend removing some of your teeth and replacing them with an overdenture.
An overdenture is a durable appliance that fits over your natural teeth or over dental implants that are fixed into the jaw bone. When in place it looks and functions like natural teeth. An overdenture may be fixed or removable and can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw.
Overdentures are secured in the mouth with the help of precision dental attachments or dental implants. Natural tooth roots, when fitted with these attachments, act as anchors to support and stabilize the denture.
Care of Removable Overdentures:
With removable overdentures, maintaining oral hygiene is easy to integrate into a regular dental care regimen.
The dentures should be left out of the mouth at least eight out of every twenty-four hours. They can be put into a germ-killing solution to remove bacteria and allow the mouth tissues to rest.
Rinse after every meal and brush the tissues of the mouth and tongue every day with a soft bristle toothbrush.
Benefits of Overdentures:
- Restores proper chewing, increasing chewing power by up to 300%.
- Improves speech
- Corrects jaw alignment
- Aesthetic appeal
- Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue
- No more inconvenience of using denture adhesives
- Feels natural because the denture no longer covers the roof of the mouth
- Minimally invasive procedure
Overdentures are an effective solution for replacing loose or missing teeth and restoring dental health!