Traditional Dentures :
Traditional dentures are dentures held in the mouth by nothing other than the underlying gum. People who have this type of denture have to rely on adhesives or pastes to keep the denture in place throughout the day.
This is especially the case on lower dentures because the ridge of bone and gum on the lower part of your mouth is not as substantial as the one on the top, so the denture flops around more.
This is a denture that is essentially attached to dental implants . As compared to regular traditional denture, patients have a world of difference because this denture really stays in place. What this does is it helps stabilizing that denture and really prevents the use of any kind of adhesive. The denture will actually “click” into the two positions. This is the second best denture option for long term use. At Claude Monet dental office, we believe almost all lower dentures should be an overdenture, because otherwise the denture will flop around, making it difficult to speak, eat, and talk.
This type of denture technically isn’t a denture at all, it’s more like a fixed bridge. Typically, 4 or 6 dental implants are placed on the upper and lower arch. The implant denture is fixed to the implants in the mouth. This is the most stable option and does not need to be removed each night.