Overdentures and traditional dentures allow you to address the issue of missing all of your teeth. Both options give you more freedom of choice on how they would like to restore your smile and confidence. At Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists, we offer both overdentures and traditional dentures for you to choose from.
Traditional dentures are custom made “plates” used to replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch at one time. They are worn during the day and use the gummy, bony ridge of your jaw as their anchor. A denture adhesive can be used as well for added support. Once made and seated, it can take one or two appointments to have the dentures adjusted to the most comfortable fit. Traditional dentures are removable.
Overdentures are also an option for missing teeth, but these dentures are secured by 2-4 dental implants during the day. The implants provide added support, instead of needing a denture adhesive or paste. Overdentures snap onto the implants for increased comfort and stability, making them ideal for anyone with extensive bone loss (where wearing a traditional denture may be more difficult).
In some situations, traditional dentures can be retrofitted into an implant-stabilized overdenture.
Which Denture is Right For You?
Both of these denture designs allow our patients the chance at recreating beautiful, functional smiles. To determine which denture option may be right for you, it’s best to schedule a consultation with our specialists to discuss your needs. Meeting with us will give you a better idea of what your needs are and how best to fulfill your smile goals.
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