Getting older can be difficult to accept at times. Being alive and healthy is always a blessing, but coming to grips that you are no longer may be able to do the things that you used to do can be hard. Another thing that can be a hard pill to swallow is that your teeth age, just like the rest of your body, and it can become a bit more difficult to clean and maintain them.
As teeth age, the need for a little dental help may be necessary. Dentures are an option that have been around for a long time and have proven themselves successful, but they aren’t without their flaws. Dentures can provide the look that someone wants when it comes to a healthy smile, but when it comes to functionality and permanency, sometimes they aren’t the best choice. Dental implants are another option that can provide the desired look, functionality and permanency, but comes at a higher cost. The third option is essentially a hybrid of the first two options. Overdentures are usually prescribed to those who are partial or full denture wearers but are looking for something that is more comfortable for their mouths. Some of the benefits of overdentures include:
Promotes better digestion
Slows bone loss
Helps retain facial features and structure
If you are a wearer of dentures and are looking for something more permanent and secure, consult with your Ottawa dentist. They will be able to properly advise you on whether or not overdentures is right for you.