Overdentures are an exciting new advancement that makes it easy to get artificial teeth that function extremely well, while avoiding the potentially high costs of full dental implants. At NuSet Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, we help patients obtain the right implants for them and make sure that they get the experience that they are looking for with their new set of teeth.

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What is an Overdenture?

Overdentures are a fake set of teeth that are attached to a pair of implants embedded in your mouth. These dentures remain firmly in place and behave very similarly to real teeth. They are realistic looking and offer much of the same chewing performance that standard teeth do.

More Affordable than Implants

While overdentures do make use of a few dental implants, they are much more affordable than a whole mouth made up of implants. Overdentures rely on a similar design to standard dentures, but cost just a fraction of what surgical implants do. If you’re interested in getting the functionality of implanted teeth, but can’t or won’t pay the prices that come along with them, overdentures are worth considering.

Two or Four Implants

Some overdentures rely on just two implants while others make use of four to support the whole row of teeth. The number of implants that you require in your own mouth depends on a lot of factors. We’ll take a look at your gums, your bone structure and your dental needs, and then make a decision about the best number of implants to use. Generally, four implants are better and offers an improved experience, but relying on just two could help you save a substantial amount of money, and four is not always necessary to get the job done.

Regular Cleaning

Unlike standard dentures, overdentures are cleaned like normal teeth. Regular brushing and flossing will help keep them in good shape and offer optimal results over time. If you are considering getting overdentures, just be aware that you’ll have to treat them like standard teeth. There are some overdentures that are removable for more effective cleaning, but most are locked firmly in place, making them look and behave just like standard teeth do.

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Enhanced Comfort

Dentures are known for being at least a bit uncomfortable. They sit right on top of the gums and don’t always fit perfectly either. For that reason, many people either avoid wearing them, or just use them at certain points during the day. Overdentures do away with most of that discomfort, thanks to the unique implant mounting system. Dental implants function much the same as standard teeth, because they are embedded right in the gums and the jawbone itself. This gives them the same feel as a standard tooth. Dentures set on top of implants feel very like teeth as well and offer a more comfortable experience overall. If you are considering overdentures as an alternative to full dental implants or standard dentures, contact us to learn about your options, or come and see us at NuSet Dental Implants and Oral Surgery to get evaluated for your new teeth.
NOTE: This information does not represent the medical advice of our dental office, always refer to your personalized information given to you by Dr. Ryan or contact us for dental advice.

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