This is an interview with a patient of Dr. Robert Antolak The Gentle Dentist about her ease of eating and confidence with her overdentue.
Overdentures are for those patients who have either lost their teeth and desire to have a complete denture (false teeth or plate) to act naturally like their own teeth. These dentures fit with a snap fit over special clips that keep them in place until the patient desires to remove them. Either natural tooth roots that have been specially prepaired or dental implants allow the teeth to be secured. When the base of a denture does not move our patient can eat anything she desires. Denture wearers typically can eat with only 15-20% of the force as those who have natural teeth. When dental implants or natural teeth are used to support the denture eating forces can be boosted to about 60% of the force of natural teeth. This allows you to eat most all foods and it also improves self esteem and confidence that the denture will stay in place no matter what happens.
Dr. Antolak treats his dental patients in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where you are treated like a guest in the home. His motto is to relax while we take care of your smile. He specializes in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and general dentistry using sedation dentistry if necessary for his high fear patients. He has been treating patients for the past 21 years and is located in Shelby Township, Macomb County Michigan. For more information visit our website at