6 Reasons Why You Should Opt For Overdentures

Are you looking for a more natural-looking and comfortable alternative to traditional full dentures? At Future Smiles, we offer our patients overdentures that combine the stability of dental implants with the affordable cost of full/partial dentures. 

While tooth loss can be difficult to come to terms with, the good news is that advances in denture technology mean that patients now have access to much more natural and comfortable tooth replacement options.

From traditional full dentures and flexible partials to overdentures and tooth implants, seeking services from your denturist:

  • prevents further tooth loss
  • lowers your risk of developing gum disease and/or tooth decay
  • enhances your appearance and self-esteem
  • makes speaking and eating easier

Affordable & Quality Full Dentures & Denture Implants at Future Smiles

At Future Smiles, we offer our Calgary patients a wide range of affordable and quality denture solutions ranging from full dentures and flexible partials to denture implants to help meet all your unique tooth replacement needs and give you a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

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Overdentures vs Traditional Full Dentures

Overdentures are an innovative type of denture that are fitted over dental implants. This is done to give the denture greater support, durability, and retention, making them a much more comfortable and stable alternative to conventional full dentures.

Am I a Candidate For Overdentures?

Before deciding whether or not overdentures are the right solution for you, you must book a consultation with your local denturist. He/she will be able to examine your oral health, tooth root condition, and suitability for the treatment.

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Benefits of Overdentures vs Full Dentures

When compared to conventional full dentures, overdentures offer a variety of benefits to our patients. While some of these are purely cosmetic, they will also improve your quality of life, making you feel happier and healthier.

1. You’ll Be Able To Eat Any Food You Want

Full dentures often have to be secured with adhesives, making hard and chewy foods that most people love difficult to eat.

With dentures, you’ll have to avoid:

  • crunchy foods and vegetables (carrots, celery, apples, and corn on the cob)
  • peanut butter
  • steak/pork chops
  • hard candy

Overdentures can improve your dietary health by putting more nutritious and delicious food back on your menu. With this type of tooth replacement, you can chew your food more completely which aids in digestion, and you no longer have to avoid your favorite items.

Best And Worst Foods For Dentures


2. No More Need For Messy Adhesives

One of the biggest drawbacks of wearing traditional dentures is that often, individuals require adhesives to keep them in place.

However, this can:

  • affect the taste of the foods you eat
  • be very messy
  • sometimes cause your dentures to dislodge

The retention and stability of implant-supported overdentures are unmatched when it comes to tooth replacement options so you’ll no longer need the added cost, mess, and hassle of adhesives to keep your replacement teeth in place.


3. Enhanced Quality of Life

When you are getting used to traditional dentures, or after a few years of wearing them, they may make it a little difficult to eat and chew, and oftentimes, patients feel self-conscious about their replacement teeth.

However, implant-retained overdentures are fitted very securely in your mouth and can:

  • reduce or eliminate movement
  • improve the aesthetics of your smile
  • enhance your chewing function
  • improve your speech

All of these benefits can positively impact your physical and psychological health and enhance your quality of life.


4. Bone Loss Prevention

Implant-retained overdentures use a medical-grade titanium implant that integrates to your bone, helping preserve your jaw bone and even stopping bone resorption that is common in patients with tooth loss.

On the other hand, full dentures can accelerate bone loss due to the constant force on the gums during chewing.

How Implants Prevent Bone Loss


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To find out more about the cost and benefits of overdentures, or to talk to our denturist about other tooth replacement options, contact our clinic today at (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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