Bar Retained Overdentures
The Downsides of Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures are still a very common treatment. However, even with the many improvements that have been made, they still have some rather significant disadvantages. These include:
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide a different solution for tooth loss. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to these posts, stabilizing them within your jaw. The posts are then used to provide support for replacement teeth.
Dental implants are an incredibly versatile treatment. They can replace an entire arch of teeth, several teeth, or even an entire arch. There are options for those missing a significant amount of bone mass. Dental implants can also be used as a treatment to stabilize dentures.
What are Bar Retained Overdentures?
Bar-retained overdentures are a treatment that involves using dental implants to provide stability for your dentures, called overdentures. This treatment is particularly popular for stabilizing dentures in your lower jaw, where traditional dentures are more likely to slip out of place or fall out. Overdentures are removable teeth that are created from impressions of your mouth. They consist of acrylic resin or porcelain teeth that are set into an acrylic base. After your dental implants are placed, a titanium bar is attached to them. The base of your overdenture is made with clips or clasps that attach the teeth to the bar. Your teeth can then easily be removed to be cleaned each night.
The Benefits of Bar Retained Overdentures
There are many benefits associated with bar retained dentures. These benefits include
With bar retained overdentures, your dentures are provided with greater stability, allowing you to bite, chew, and smile without worrying about your replacement teeth slipping out of place or falling out. Call Legato Dental Centre today at (250) 860-5253 to schedule your consultation and find out if bar retained overdentures are right for you.