How One Tooth Can Provide Additional Denture Stability
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Dr. Shiotsu
Overdentures are specially fitted dentures that fit around either some of your remaining natural teeth or a dental implant. There are so many advantages to having overdentures in place of removable dentures, including stability. Let's look at some of the benefits to having overdentures.
How They Work Dental stabilization is the practice of using either your natural teeth or dental implants to stabilize dentures making them more of a permanent fixture in your mouth versus a removable prosthetic device. Once the overdenture is secured to your teeth, whether natural or implants, there is no longer a need for adhesives as the denture becomes a semi-permanent fixture. This can also greatly improve your self-confidence.
You no longer will have to worry about your dentures slipping while you are talking or eating, those embarrassing moments are a thing of the past.
When you wear traditional dentures, you face the reality of gradual bone loss in the jaw. Over time, the bone reabsorbs into the body due to the fact that there are no teeth attached to the bone. These attachments stimulate healthy bone growth and by using your teeth to secure an overdenture, this can slow down or even stop bone loss.
Another advantage to denture stabilization is that you are once again able to enjoy foods that you may have had to give up while using traditional dentures. The increased stability means that you can easily enjoy difficult to eat foods, even if they are hard or chewy without worrying about them becoming dislodged or slipping.
If you would like to learn more about dental stabilization or overdentures and how they can improve your overall oral health, please give our office a call today. After an exam, we can help you decide which options are best for you in restoring your smile.
Goichi Shiotsu, DDS
Mercer Island, Washington
Location 2825 80th Ave SE, Suite 3 Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985 Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (206) 232-3600