Teeth Supported Overdenture


Let’s understand about overdenture

Imagine your natural teeth are the foundation of a building. Traditional dentures are like placing a structure on top of the ground. On the other hand, overdentures are similar to that but by anchoring it securely to existing pillars (natural teeth or implant).


What is tooth supported overdenture?

Tooth supported overdenture: a complete or partial denture selectively supported from retained natural teeth which can be altered to permit the denture to fit over them.


"Let's explore the upside of incorporating this into your routine with so many BENEFITS”

             Make dentures fit better, feel more comfortable and more stable.

             Adjust easily due to the sensation of the remaining natural teeth present.

             Chew food more effectively.

             Improves taste & touch sensation as the upper denture has a shorter base.

             Sensation from the remaining natural teeth can provide better jaw movements.

             Minimizes tissue irritation and sore spots that can occur with traditional dentures.

             Enhanced Facial Support, preventing the sunken appearance of face.

             Preserve the bone under the teeth (alveolar ridge).

             Feel better mentally by saving your remaining natural teeth and avoiding the aging look.

             Fast and affordable mode of treatment: especially for patients with congenital defects (teeth that were not formed properly from birth, like-cleft palate, partial anodontia, microdontia, amelogenesis imperfecta).

             Can easily switch to a traditional denture if there are problems with the existing denture.


How can be an ideal candidate for tooth supported overdenture?

 If you desire for fixed denture but can’t have it due to any of the reasons.

  • Cases where implants cannot be placed.
  • If you have few healthy natural remaining teeth & wants to keep them.
  • Congenitally defective teeth (teeth that were not formed properly from birth).
  • Highly worn teeth (due to grinding or excessive wear).
  • If you have a dry mouth and want better denture grip.
  • If you desire for a long-term solution for your dental needs.
  • If you're not happy with the stability of traditional removable partial dentures and want better stability & comfort.
  • Cases for which tooth supported overdenture is not a right choice.
  • Having high risk of caries.
  • Poor oral hygiene with remaining mobile teeth.
  • Reduced space leading to interference with placement of artificial teeth.
  • Boney undercuts (irregularity).
  • When endo (root canal) or periodontal (gum) treatment cannot be performed.
  • Mentally & physically handicapped patients as they can’t maintain good oral hygiene.



Instructions and Care:

(A) Proper Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for the longevity of teeth supported overdentures.

You should brush the natural teeth regularly, clean the tooth-supported attachments. 

(B) Removing and Cleaning the Overdenture

Teeth supported overdentures are typically removable for cleaning. Patients should follow the instructions for safely removing, cleaning, and reinserting the overdenture to ensure proper care and hygiene. 

(C)Remove denture at the time of sleeping. 

(D)Regular Dental Check-ups

Schedule a routine dental check-ups to check the health of their natural teeth and the condition of the denture.


 It is one of the most favored treatment modalities for the elderly patient who has few remaining teeth & wants so many benefits.  It is always justifiable to retain the natural root for overdentures than placing implants by extracting them.


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