A removable overdenture has implants under the denture; it can replace lost gum and bone and can vastly improve facial appearance. Cost of an over denture is usually a cheaper option as it can often be added to existing dentures. At Grandstand Dental Care Melbourne, we can provide various solutions to over dentures such as:
a. Implant retained and gum supported overdenture
b. Bar retained and implant retained overdenture
c. Fixed implant retained prosthesis
Promotes better digestion
Removable dentures can move around in your mouth, reducing your ability to eat certain foods. Improved stability in over dentures allows you to chew food more thoroughly, helping your stomach break down food more efficiently, and absorb more nutrients.
Maintains bone health
Implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep your bone healthy and intact. Dental implants will continue to stimulate your jawbone when you eat/chew, reducing the resorption (shrinkage) process that occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants like natural teeth supports the sinus floor level and prevents the sinus “dropping” into the oral cavity space.
Provides improved lip and cheek support and maintains your facial features and structure
Missing teeth and unstable dentures cause the jawbone to be under functioning and under loaded when chewing resulting in bone resorption. This gradual loss in bone volume results in loss of facial height causing the distance between your nose and your chin to shrink. This shrinking can make your face look “sunken-in” and prematurely aged.
Greater comfort and chewing ability
reduce unnecessary movement during chewing and talking. Also,
dental implants preserve the bone so the nerves are maintained where they are. Gradual bone resorption from reduced function causes the nerves to lie above the jawbone resulting in impingement from the dentures and causing pain.
Traditional dentures are the treatment when there are too many teeth missing to place a bridge and implants are not suitable. Several appointments are required to ensure your dentures fit snugly to your palate or the floor of your mouth and harmonize nicely with your remaining natural teeth if you have any. Dentures can be made for those missing many teeth in different parts of your mouth and are suitable for people who have no teeth at all.
Dentures should be removed at night and placed in a glass of water. It is important that the dentures are kept wet all night, as the material from which they are made will change shape if they dry out and this will affect their fit.
If you wear dentures, it is important they be removed at night to give your mouth time to be exposed to your natural saliva. This gives your gums a chance to ‘breathe.’ Sleeping with your dentures in is like going to bed with your shoes and socks on. You will have much fresher breath and reduce the chance of oral cancer growing under your denture if you remove them at night.
If you wear dentures and do or do not have any natural teeth, dental check-ups are very important. Mouth cancers can occur under your dentures and go unnoticed for years.
Your Grandstand Dental Care dentist can ensure your mouth is in optimal oral health beneath your dentures.