A removable prosthesis that restores function and appearance in the mouth as well as surrounding facial tissues when all teeth are missing.
Similar to a complete denture, a removable prosthesis fabricated when several teeth can be saved; an overdenture is made to fit over the roots of these teeth. Overdentures preserve bone and greatly increase denture stability. In individuals who receive dental implants, an overdenture provides far more stability than traditional dentures.
A prosthesis that contains artificial teeth supported on a metal framework and retained and supported by natural teeth with clasps and rests.