Dentures and Overdentures

If you’re missing several of your teeth, our dentist in Royse City, TX, may recommend dentures to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile. Depending on your situation, our dentist may prescribe conventional dentures or overdentures. The choice you make depends on your unique needs and the assessment of the dentist.

Conventional or standard dentures feature a plastic base that supports replacement teeth. Overdentures are a modification of standard dentures. Overdentures are traditional dentures that leverage the support of permanent implants in your jaw. That is, for overdentures, you’ll need to get implants as well as the standard dentures.

Pleasure Dental provides dentures and overdentures in Royse City, TX. Visit us today if you’ve lost your teeth and are looking for a solution that will help you speak, smile, and chew properly again.

Pros and Cons of Dentures

If you’ve lost several or all of your teeth and are looking for a dental restoration that requires the minimum number of visits, standard dentures are your best bet. For conventional dentures, our dentist in Royse City, TX, will take impressions of your teeth and send these to the lab. During your second visit, you’ll be fitted with custom dentures, which will make your smile look as good as new.

One of the perks of conventional dentures is that they’re removable. As such, you can take them off and put them back on at will, whenever you please. Unfortunately, this upside of dentures also counts as a downside. Since they’re removable and are supported merely by a plastic base, dentures can shift in position, resulting in difficulties when chewing or speaking.

If you’re having a hard time adjusting to your new dentures, our dentist can modify any ill-fitting sections at no cost.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Overdentures

Since they’re held in place by dental implants, overdentures offer more stability when eating and talking.

The presence of dental implants in your jawbone prevents bone resorption, as the implants stimulate your jawbone in the same manner that your natural teeth would. By preventing bone resorption, overdentures also prevent bite collapse, thus preserving your natural good looks. Your face will not look “sunken in,” as is the case for most people who lose their teeth and fail to get replacement teeth.

Since overdentures include dental implants, they are pricier than standard dentures. The treatment process also requires more time in comparison to conventional dentures. You need to have sufficient jawbone to undergo dental implantation.

If you’re searching for dentures and overdentures near you, schedule an appointment with Pleasure Dental today. Our dentist will help you to choose the best type of dental restoration for your situation, as well as answer any questions that you may have.

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