Bar Retained Implant Supported Dentures
We are all familiar with dentures, whether we know someone personally who has had them, or we have thought about getting them ourselves. Dentures have a bad rap, conjuring up mental images of unnatural floating teeth in a drinking glass and are often seem like the punchline of a joke. However, for the millions of people who have tooth loss, it may seem like dentures are their only option to restore their smile. Fortunately, dentures do not have to be the clunky devices of previous generations. We here at ImplantWide provide bar retained implant supported dentures to our patients, giving them a permanent and attractive improvement to their smile.
Facts about Bar Retained Implant Supported Dentures
Dentures can be clumsy and cumbersome and are quite a bit of work to maintain. They need frequent realignment, can slip, require you to use sticky and unpleasant adhesives to get them to stay in your mouth, and can impair your ability to speak clearly and eat your favorite foods. For many people, they seem like a necessary unpleasantry, a means of fixing unwanted tooth loss.
Dentures do not have to hold you back any longer. With new technology comes bar retained implant supported dentures, giving our patients who have tooth loss a chance to have secure, attractive teeth in their mouth that both look and feel natural. Unlike conventional dentures, that can be removed from your mouth; bar retained implant supported dentures are permanent and do not require realignment or replacement every five to ten years. As an added benefit, they can also be helpful for individuals who have been considering dental implants but may have been told that they are not candidates for regular dental implants.
Bar-retained implants are less invasive than regular implants. Instead of having to drill several titanium posts into your jawbone to replace your missing teeth one at a time, bar retained dental implant supported dentures instead requires just a few posts placed into your jaw to support your denture. We begin by surgically placing your titanium posts into your jaw. Of course, we use anesthesia during this procedure to prevent any discomfort to you! Clips are placed on the bar or the denture, and the denture is then secured to the bar with secure attachments.
Placing traditional implants may require intensive surgery and waiting. Some patients may also require additional surgery if they have sustained lasting bone loss. The waiting time with bar retained implant supported dentures is significantly lower, giving you a beautiful smile in less time. Even conventional dentures require downtime and recovery while you wait to have them fitted, as your jaw needs to recover from the dental extraction. If you are interested in having a natural smile without needing to wait for an excessive amount of time, bar retained implant supported dentures may be ideal for you.
If you have been considering dental implants or dentures, then you may be a good candidate for bar retained implant supported dentures. If you have any questions about this procedure, or to schedule an appointment at our office for a consultation for them, please give us here at ImplantWide a call at (630) 394-9787 today!