Overdentures are typically dentures that rest on tissue but gain retention with dental implants. It is very common for patients missing some of their teeth to have an upper complete denture and lower overdenture with two implants for retention.
SOME ADDITIONAL COMMENTS REGARDING DENTURES:
Patients with new dentures will take at least a few weeks to get used to them. Your tongue and muscles of your cheeks will need to adapt to learn how to keep your dentures in place. You might have sores and irritation from your new denture that if they persist will require adjustment of the new denture. This is normal and to be expected.
You will need to practice good denture hygiene.
Brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth every morning with a soft-bristled toothbrush before inserting your dentures.
Rinse your dentures and use a denture brush to clean them daily.
Brush your dentures over a towel so if you drop them, they do not chip or fracture
Cleaning your dentures with a denture cleaner will help reduce build up and fungal growth.
Take your dentures out at night to let tissues “breath”.
Store your dentures in clean water.
Denture adhesive may be necessary. Use the smallest amount necessary and make sure to clean the adhesive out of the denture every day to avoid bacteria and fungal growth.
Maintain regular checkups with your dentist once a year for complete dentures and at twice a year or more if you have partial dentures.
Do have any questions about your dentures? Please contact us if your dentures are not fitting well or become damaged. We can make you new dentures and see if dental implants may help give your dentures more support.