2. WHY AN OVERDENTURE?
An overdenture is the solution to this. This is where a denture is supported by underlying dental implants. If an over denture is to be considered in the upper arch a minimum of 4 dental implants are required and a minimum of 2 in the lower arch. The bespoke overdenture is made of an acrylic material with custom teeth and a metal reinforcement. The main difference between a implant retained bridge/denture and an overdenture is that the over denture is removed for cleaning where as the implant retained bridge/denture is fixed in the mouth.
In any case the overdenture allows you to have a more stable denture thus allowing you to enjoy food, reduce problems with speech and eliminate any pain associated with a conventional denture.