A More Secure Alternative to Dentures
Are you tired of having your dentures fall out when you eat or speak? You may even notice your appearance changing as your jawbone deteriorates because it no longer receives proper stimulation from your tooth roots.
Rather than using adhesives to hold your slippery dentures in place, Dr. Stanislaus offers a more comfortable and secure solution — overdentures. Find out why overdentures are a great way to replace missing teeth that can enhance your appearance and health.
Benefits of an Overdenture
An overdenture is a complete or partial denture with several attachment pieces that we secure with multiple dental implants along your jawline. This keeps your denture from moving around and it offers a greater fit and level of comfort for you.
Additional benefits of implant-supported dentures that other types of full dentures can’t match include:
- Blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth
- A stabilized, customized fit
- The ability to speak without slurring words
- Eat all your favorite foods again
- Long-lasting and secure
- Prevents jawbone deterioration
Caring for Your Overdenture
Once you receive your overdenture from Dr. Stanislaus, it’s important to maintain good oral health and follow a proper oral hygiene routine to avoid getting cavities or gum disease. Your overdenture will be removable, so you’ll be able to clean it just as you would your conventional dentures.
An additional step in your hygiene routine is that you’ll need to clean around the attachments that are connected to the implants in your mouth. You should also be coming in for regular dental checkups and hygiene appointments so our team can ensure there are no other issues with your mouth or overdenture.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an overdenture?
An overdenture is a set of full or partial dentures that are secured with dental implants and rest on top of your gumline. They’re more comfortable than traditional dentures and they stimulate jawbone growth to protect your oral health.
How much do overdentures cost?
The price of overdentures can vary depending on your case. For an accurate price estimate, call our Brooklyn Heights practice at (718) 865-8320 or schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Stanislaus.
How many implants are needed for an overdenture?
There aren’t any specific guidelines for how many dental implants should be used to support an overdenture. Generally, a minimum of four implants is recommended, though most dentists prefer even more implants for additional stability. During your consultation, Dr. Stanislaus will examine your jaw and determine how many implants you need.
Are overdentures comfortable?
Overdentures are more comfortable than conventional dentures because the implants keep them secured in place, preventing them from shifting or falling out. Since overdentures prevent jawbone deterioration, your restoration will fit more snugly and won’t need to be relined at a later date.
Can I get an overdenture if I have bone loss?
If you’ve lived with missing teeth for a long time, you’ve likely experienced significant bone loss as a result. Dental implants require a dense and healthy jawbone to ensure success, but this doesn’t mean you can’t qualify. Dr. Stanislaus can perform a bone graft to strengthen your jaw and prepare you for implant surgery.
Can I eat with an overdenture?
Yes — in fact, overdentures will allow you to chew all your favorite foods comfortably without fear of them falling out. Unlike traditional dentures, which make it hard to chew certain foods and often slide around in your mouth, overdentures are stable and will help you eat with confidence.
Ask About Overdentures Today
If you think that dental implant dentures can provide you with greater benefits than your traditional dentures, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Stanislaus to find out. The process is easy and the results can change your life.
Once we examine the condition of your mouth and see if an overdenture will be a successful treatment for you, we can begin the implant process. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile for many years to come.