Tooth loss is a dental issue caused by various factors like accidents, aging, tooth decay, etc. Today, there are many dental solutions like dentures available for restoring missing teeth.
However, traditional dentures do have their downsides. They can fall off while speaking, eating, or laughing.
In this blog, our dental experts at Diana Dizik, D.D.S., General & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Mateo County, California, explain how overdentures resolve the issues associated with traditional dentures.
Overdentures are similar to traditional dentures but they are supported by dental implants. This improves the functionality and stability of the dentures.
The implants are first secured into your jawbone and then the dentures are fixed onto the implants. The implants act as a support for the dentures and help keep them in place.
Overdentures are often preferred by patients who have lost all or most of their teeth and who can’t undergo a full-mouth restoration. The only requirement for getting overdentures is having adequate jawbone density to support the implants.
You can choose between removable and fixed denture options like:
Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your mouth, including an impression of your teeth to create the temporary dentures and X-rays for analyzing the ideal positioning of the implants.
After this, surgery is carried out to place the implants. With time, your jawbone will cover the implant and your mouth will be completely healed.
Finally, an impression will again be taken to prepare your permanent dentures.
Some of the benefits of overdentures include:
To find out whether overdentures are a suitable option for you, call (650) 348-5424 or visit Diana Dizik, D.D.S., General & Cosmetic Dentistry at 720 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401.