What Is An Overdenture?

In this video, Dr. Amelia Aristodemo discusses the stability and retention provided by overdenture prostheses.

An overdenture is a type of dental prosthesis that sits on the gums but is supported and anchored in place by dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely solely on suction or adhesive for retention, an overdenture is securely attached to dental implants, providing greater stability and retention.

The process of getting an overdenture typically involves placing dental implants into the jawbone and allowing them to integrate and fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. Once the implants have fully healed and become stable, the overdenture is fabricated and attached to the implants using special attachments or clips.

While an overdenture still contains a significant amount of acrylic or plastic material in the mouth, its retention and stability are significantly improved compared to traditional dentures. This can lead to enhanced comfort, improved chewing ability, and increased confidence for individuals who wear overdentures.

If you’re interested in learning more about overdentures or exploring tooth replacement options with dental implants, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our dental team. During this appointment, we can evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals and preferences, and determine if an overdenture is the right solution for you. Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to assist you.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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