Bar Retained Implant Supported Overdentures
At Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer overdentures that rest on your gums but are held firmly in place by locking firmly to a bar-style mount that's anchored in place with dental implants. This provides a reliable setup that's flexible and yet firmly holds your teeth in place at the same time.
How Bar Retained Implant Supported Overdentures Work
Today it's possible to attach a firm mounting bar on top of two or four dental implants. This bar locks right onto your implants to create a secure mounting point for your dentures. It takes several months to set this up properly in your mouth. However, once everything is in place, you can use your new dentures to eat and do your other regular activities just as you would with your natural teeth. The bar that's placed in your mouth serves as a locking mechanism that your specially designed dentures lock into.
Benefits of Bar Retained Implant Supported Overdentures
There are many great reasons why you'll want to discuss this type of denture with us. One of the biggest reasons is that they're stable. It doesn't matter if you're chewing, talking, singing, or doing anything else; they'll remain firmly in place. In comparison to standard implant locking dentures, the bar locking dentures offer a slightly better hold, and they also distribute pressure more evenly throughout your mouth. This is great because it makes them more comfortable and dependable.
Another great benefit is that these dentures are built to last for many years. Eventually, they'll fail, but the bar system itself will usually outlast the dentures themselves. Fortunately, it's easy to replace the dentures so you can continue using the original system. When you do replace the dentures, your new denture will simply clip right into place just like your old one did. This is great news because now you can rest assured that even when something happens to your dentures (e.g., you crack or lose them), it's just your dentures hat you'll need to replace, and this is something that can be done both quickly and affordably. Of course, this also means that dental wear isn't much of an issue either.
One benefit that isn't mentioned often enough is the fact that this system is easy to maintain. Cleaning your teeth is important as it'll help keep your dentures in good shape for a long period. This includes cleaning both the bar-retained denture setup by brushing it just like you would brush your own natural set of teeth. It's very important to do this so you remove any built-up debris that would otherwise be trapped in your mouth. You'll also need to brush off your dentures and submerge them in a cleaning solution like you would a standard denture.
Deciding if Bar Retained Implant Supported Overdentures are Right for You
Contact Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at (623) 412-0310, and we'll schedule you for an appointment so we can tell you more about these dentures. This will help you understand how the system works so you can decide if it's right for you.