Why Overdentures are Worth Considering
Do you struggle keeping your dentures in place? This is a problem for many people, especially if they have been wearing lower dentures for a number of years and have suffered significant bone resorption in their jawbone. It can make eating and speaking a real chore, and messy denture adhesives are a less than ideal solution.
Problems with Loose Dentures
The problems with having loose dentures are easy to see. It can make eating and speaking more difficult, and can have a huge effect on self-confidence. It's no fun having to worry about your lower dentures slipping out or moving around during social occasions, and having to avoid favourite foods. In addition, dentures that slip around in the mouth are likely to rub and cause pain. Having permanent sore spots in the mouth is not good for oral health, and dentures which rub can actually help to speed up the rate at which the bone in the jaw is reabsorbed. The solution can be to stabilise the denture using dental implants.
Why Should I Consider an Overdenture?
Overdentures use dental implants to hold them securely in place, a system that has proved successful for many people. An overdenture is either attached to a bar which is fixed to the dental implants, or is attached using a ball and socket system which locks it firmly into place. It is a long-term solution to the problem of loose dentures, and this type of implant surgery has an extremely high success rate. Imagine being able to put in your dentures every morning safe in the knowledge that they are secure until you take them out again at night. Imagine the freedom and confidence this can give.
Benefits of Denture Stabilisation
Having dentures stabilised through the use of an overdenture has a multitude of benefits including:
Helping to restore self-confidence and improving speech
Making it easier to eat a wider variety of foods leading to improved nutrition and health
Healthier gum tissues as an overdenture will not rub or cause sore spots
Ending the need to use messy denture adhesives
Dental implant surgery is minimally invasive
This process can often utilise an existing denture
If you are fed up with missing out on eating your favourite foods, or constantly worry about your dentures slipping around, then overdentures might be the solution for you. You can find out more by contacting Sparkle Dental to arrange a consultation.