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Overdentures

Overdentures

Like traditional dentures, implant overdentures are removable appliances that include prosthetic teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, maxillary overdentures are shaped like a horseshoe. This is a godsend for many patients, as the palate of the prosthesis can be eliminated. This affords better comfort, speech and taste. The advantage of the mandibular overdenture is obvious, in that the patient has a stable, retentive prosthesis that does not move around in the mouth. Note that for a small fee, a partial metal framework can be incorporated to lend additional support to the denture teeth and provide an extra measure of durability.