What is an Attachment Denture

What is an Attachment Denture?

The bar attachment denture is a contemporary restoration that has dramatically changed the way dentists think of replacing a full arch of teeth. Traditional dentures are unsecured appliances with unfortunate limitations. Quite often, dentures are inconvenient, uncomfortable, and unstable. They can make chewing foods challenging, limiting your food choices. The bar attachment denture concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants. With fewer implants needed, your treatment time and cost are reduced. The unique bar attachment denture also ensures greater stability. Often a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to continue with your normal life after surgery. After a healing period, your dentist places the final bridge. Your quality of life is improved, and you can return to enjoying your favorite foods.

Bar Attachment Denture Offers Many Advantages

* A cost-effective solution- This treatment requires only four implants for each arch. With fewer implants required, the cost is less.
* Faster treatment and healing time- Your replacement bridge can be attached to your implants immediately after placement.
* Reduced need for bone grafting- The unique angled placement of the two rear implants ensures a secure and stable support for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
The restoration is scientifically proven and documented. The bar attachment denture is supported by consistent clinical outcomes from studies over a decade with favorable and successful results.

What are Implant Overdentures?

If you are looking for a better, more comfortable way to wear dentures, the implant supported overdenture provides significant denture stability and retention by snapping the removable denture onto at least two dental implants. It is not necessary to use more than two implants to achieve a successful result. An attachment on the top of the implant is used to create a snapping mechanism, which is strong enough to keep the denture in position during chewing. It also allows for relatively easy removal of the denture for daily cleaning and maintenance.

How are Implant-Supported Dentures Placed?

The implant-supported dentures process usually requires multiple steps. But exact treatment depends on your specific situation. Your dentist can let you know what to anticipate.

* Pre-prosthetic surgery- Before your dentist can place your implants, they will need to extract any damaged teeth. They will also perform bone grafting, if necessary, in any areas where you have lost jawbone density. Depending on your situation, you may need some healing time before implant placement. You will receive a healing denture to wear during this time.

* Dental implant placement- During this procedure, your dentist will surgically place the dental implants into your jawbone in extremely specific locations. Usually, it takes several months for the implants to integrate or fuse with your jawbone. You will continue to wear your healing denture while you wait for your implants to integrate.

* Dental impressions- Once your dental implants have integrated, your dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower arches. The impressions are sent to a dental lab so your new dentures can be custom fabricated.

* Denture placement- Finally, your dentist will attach your new custom denture to your implants and confirm fitting. They will also demonstrate proper oral hygiene practices for your new restoration.


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