Standard dentures are an affordable way to replace your missing teeth, but they can sometimes slip or make chewing difficult. That is why we are proud to offer overdentures at Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our prosthodontists believe that securing your dentures in place, while still making them removable is a great solution for many people that have missing or loose teeth. Overdentures are great for the lower arch, but we also offer them for upper arches too.
At our office, we place your dentures over a few dental implants. Sometimes it is just two implants, and sometimes it is a few more, it depends on the shape and health of your mouth. With the implants in place, we can show you how to place your dentures on the implants for a secure and stable fit. The implants are enough to help keep your dentures in place when you talk, smile, and chew.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER OVERDENTURES
You may wonder why you should consider overdentures and go through the process of getting implants when you could just have traditional dentures. While our prosthodontists proudly offer conventional dentures for our patients, we also encourage you to think about overdentures because of their many benefits.
Standard dentures could make it difficult to chew hard foods. If you bite too hard, the dentures may slip, causing you discomfort and the inability to chew your food. With the help of the dental implants placed by our experienced prosthodontists, your dentures can remain in place, giving you the ability to chew your food with ease. Not only does proper chewing make it easier to eat, but it also improves your body’s digestion and increase the number of nutrients that you get from your food.
Standard dentures may also make it uncomfortable to talk. If the dentures slip or you are even worried about them slipping, you may find yourself talking and smiling less for fear of embarrassment. We do not want you living in embarrassment like that, which is why we offer the option of overdentures. Without the risk of slipping, you do not have to worry about speech issues or isolating yourself to avoid any embarrassment while talking to others.
A SIMPLE PROCEDURE
We are proud to offer overdentures at our office because it is a simple procedure that can give you such relief. You’ll not only feel better knowing that you have a full mouth of teeth again, but you’ll be able to comfortably wear your teeth without damage to your gums or running the risk of bone loss because of the lack of stimulation that your jawbone receives from standard dentures.
Our prosthodontists are happy to go over the various options we have for you to replace your missing teeth, including overdentures. We will discuss the pros and cons of each option as it pertains to your oral health and helps you make the choice that is right for you.
Call Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry today at (360) 456-1200 to get your appointment. We look forward to helping you with your oral health soon.