Overdentures: A Modern Solution for Enhanced Comfort and Stability

Tooth loss can have a profound impact on our appearance, self-confidence, and daily activities. Thankfully, modern dentistry has introduced a remarkable alternative called overdentures.
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Tooth loss can have a profound impact on our appearance, self-confidence, and daily activities. Traditional removable dentures, although a popular choice for replacing missing teeth, can sometimes be unstable and uncomfortable. Thankfully, modern dentistry has introduced a remarkable alternative called overdentures. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of over dentures, how they work, their benefits, and why they are an excellent choice for those seeking improved comfort, stability, and confidence.

Understanding Overdentures:

Overdentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, are removable dental prosthetics that are secured in place by dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures that rely on adhesive or suction to stay in position, over dentures provide enhanced stability and support by anchoring to several strategically placed dental implants. With this system, patients can experience a more comfortable fit and reduced movement of their dentures.

The Process:

The process of getting over dentures typically involves several steps and requires the expertise of prosthodontis Adam Ostrand at Restoration Dental in St. Louis. Upon evaluation and consultation, the Dr. Ostrand will determine if you are a suitable candidate for overdentures. If necessary, any remaining natural teeth will be extracted, and treatment for fundamental dental conditions, such as gum disease or bone loss, will be addressed.

Next, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. The number of implants varies depending on the individual’s needs and bone density. During the healing process, which can take a few months, the implants integrate with the jawbone, providing a strong foundation for the overdentures.

After the healing period, attachments called locator abutments or ball abutments are affixed to the implants. These abutments serve as connection points for the denture, allowing it to securely snap into place. The denture base is then customized to fit your mouth comfortably and esthetically, ensuring a natural-looking smile.

Benefits of Overdentures:

  1. Enhanced Stability: Overdentures significantly reduce the movement and slipping often associated with traditional dentures. The dental implants act as anchors, providing a secure and stable foundation for the denture, allowing for confident speaking and eating.
  2. Improved Comfort: Over dentures distribute biting and chewing forces more evenly compared to traditional dentures, resulting in improved comfort and reduced irritation of the gums and underlying tissues.
  3. Preservation of Jawbone: By integrating with the jawbone, dental implants help preserve bone density and prevent further bone loss commonly associated with missing teeth. This promotes better oral health and preserves facial structure.
  4. Natural Appearance: Overdentures are custom-made to replicate the appearance of natural teeth and gums, ensuring a natural and esthetically pleasing smile.
  5. Reliable Functionality: With overdentures, there is no need for messy adhesives or daily adjustments, providing a hassle-free experience. They enable normal eating, allowing you to enjoy a wider variety of foods.
  6. Longevity: Overdentures, with proper care and maintenance, can last for many years, making them a durable and cost-effective long-term solution for missing teeth.

Caring for Overdentures:

To ensure the longevity and optimal performance of overdentures, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices. This includes cleaning the denture and attachments daily using a soft brush and mild denture cleaner. Regular dental visits at Restoration Dental are also crucial, as Dr. Ostrand will evaluate the fit and condition of your dentures, ensuring they continue to function as intended.


Overdentures have revolutionized the field of removable dentures by providing increased stability, improved comfort, and greater confidence for those suffering from tooth loss. With their ability to securely attach to dental implants, overdentures offer a more reliable and convenient alternative to traditional removable dentures. If you struggle with the discomfort or instability of conventional dentures, consult with Adam Ostrand at Restoration Dental to explore the possibility of overdentures. Experience the transformation that over dentures can bring to your quality of life, allowing you to smile, eat, and enjoy life to the fullest.

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