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Dr. F. Williams, DDS

They are NOT wonderful for someone who is just about to lose all their teeth. If you are about to lose all of your teeth or all the teeth on one arch, you are more used to SMALL natural teeth, not an acrylic denture that has the pink plastic covering the roof of your mouth and cheek areas

Ramsey Amin DDS

Hi Mike,

Yes, overdentures do require maintenance and are not forever. It will need to be relined, attachments will need to be changed and in a few years you will need to replace it.

They are just dentures so they do wear out.

You are much better off having a porcelain bridge. This way it will last MUCH longer!


Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Burbank, California

Mike Howard

I am about to have a 4-unit overdenture (for $4500) placed over 4 osseointegrated implants in an upper, using "snap-in" locators. No teeth left in the upper because a dentist in Mexico pulled them all (not necessary, I found out later). AND I am having 2 implants put into the lower (to replace cuspids) with an overdenture between them, a 6-unit anterior bridge, since I do not want a partial. This will all be very expensive.

So do I understand that since these overdentures are still dentures they will wear down the bone and need relining or replacing in a few years?

Maybe Dr. Amin can answer this. Thank you.

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