Overdentures, or snap-in dentures, offer substantially better results for patients than traditional dentures, alleviating the need for adhesives. These prosthetics provide the stability of dental implants and the convenience of removability. At Koyfman Dental, we can perform every aspect of your treatment to ensure precise placement and natural-looking results.
Dr. Koyfman: Overdentures are a solution to broken or missing teeth that we offer here, in our office. An overdenture is an appliance that fits into dental implants and stabilizes a prosthetic in our patient's mouth. So, if a patient walks in and they are missing their teeth, or they already have broken teeth, one solution to their problem would be for us to place a number of dental implants in their jaw. Once those implants are placed, we then make a prosthetic that snaps into those implants.
The advantage of an overdenture, versus a traditional denture, is it offers our patients stability with their prosthetic. They can bite and chew many more foods than they could otherwise, with just a conventional denture. Dentures are uncomfortable for patients. They rock. They have food that gets stuck underneath the dentures, and it's a cumbersome process to wear their dentures, but an overdenture solves a lot of those issues.
Another major improvement of an overdenture, compared to a conventional denture, is the affordability. The affordability of an overdenture is something that makes that a feasible option for most of the patients that walk into our office. So, with an overdenture, our patients can smile, and they can eat, and they don't have to worry about their appliances falling out of their mouth. An overdenture will be something that our patients will probably have about 80% to 90% more chewing capacity.
Plus, another issue that patients tend to encounter with dentures, it takes up almost their entire mouth. Your tongue can't taste food when you're eating, and your palate is covered with acrylic. With an overdenture, you don't have those issues. It takes up a lot less space, and you can eat, and you can chew, and you can taste your food. Therefore, if an overdenture is something that our patients are interested in, it's a very easy and affordable option that we provide.
Tim: What I got was overdentures. So they basically extracted teeth, and then they put in implants, and, when those healed, then there are sockets inside of the dentures themselves, and they snap in. So they are extremely sturdy, and you pretty much can do whatever you want after that. They are not as big in your mouth as a regular denture would be. You don't have to use any of those adhesives, or creams, or any of that stuff, which is great, because they're awful.
And, I mean, so now the roof of your mouth's not covered anymore, and you can taste things better, and it didn't even take me long to get used to talking again with them without having, you know, whistles and stuff like that. You find that naturally you get used to it pretty quickly. Being pain-free and being able to smile and being able to eat what I want to eat, it's great, man. It's really great.