Using Overdentures As An Alternative To Traditional Acrylic Appliances
Restoring the function and health of the smile after significant tooth loss is easy with overdentures. Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) of Dos Caminos Dental, Camarillo, California, encourages patients interested in restoring all their teeth to consider the advantages of an overdenture compared to a traditional full denture.
What Is An Overdenture?
An overdenture is a unique dental prosthesis typically used to replace all the teeth in an arch (upper or lower). It consists of two parts: the denture base, which includes several dental implants along the arch, and artificial teeth attached to the denture base. To secure the denture in place, special implants are placed in the jawbone for a strong and durable foundation. Overdentures are designed for maximum stability and comfort while maintaining good oral hygiene and function. They also help restore facial form as the implant preserves the natural bone structure and keeps patients from having a sunken-in appearance due to bone loss after tooth loss. Overdentures are removable and patients need to take it out, clean the implants in the mouth, and also clean the dentures.
Am I A Good Candidate?
To place an overdenture, dental implants must be in line throughout the arch to stabilize the foundation. For implants to be successfully placed, patients will need sufficient bone. Without enough bone in the jaw, the implant procedure will likely fail. Patients who are serious about having implant overdentures may be interested in considering bone grafting, a specialized process that can rebuild the bone and allow for the placement of dental implants. This can be discussed with your dentist at Dos Caminos Dental as an option to prepare for overdentures at a later time.
Learn More About The Overdenture Implant Process
If you want to learn more about the cost or process of obtaining a complete overdenture, now is the time to connect with Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) of Dos Caminos Dental.
Call (805) 482-1616 to request an appointment to learn more about your options for smile enhancement and transformation after tooth extraction and loss.
He serves patients in and around Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Newbury Park, and Ventura City, California.