Why You Should Be Considering Overdentures!
Missing teeth, when left untreated for a long period of time, can give way to a number of health issues. Fortunately, at Wyndham Dental we offer a range of treatments for patients to choose from. Overdentures, in particular, are fast becoming a popular tooth replacement option. Wondering if this is the best option for you? Overdentures offer many benefits, including:
Overdentures function by artificial teeth being held in place by 2 implants in the upper and/or lower jaw. These dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone, which means your teeth are held securely in place. This addresses the main issues patients face with dentures, which is that they keep moving around in your mouth!
Stimulation of jawbone
When left untreated, missing teeth can give way to deterioration of the jawbone. This gives your face a sunken look and, since your bone has shrunk, getting restorations such as implants becomes a more complex procedure. Using overdentures, secured with dental implants, means that your jawbone remains stimulated.
Improved comfort & digestion
Since held in place using implants, overdentures make for the most comfortable choice for patients missing multiple (if not all) their teeth. Daily functions like biting and chewing are far easier, and being able to chew your food more thoroughly helps improve digestion in the process too!
No denture adhesives needed
Your conventional dentures require adhesives in order to keep your teeth in place. This process is not always efficient, however, and can get messy at times. With overdentures, you don’t have to worry about denture adhesives since they’re permanently anchored in place.
Considering overdentures and wondering if you’re eligible? Contact Wyndham Dental today and we’ll walk you through the process!