Bar Retained Overdentures


Bar-Retained Overdentures at Legato Dental Centre
Tooth loss occurs for many reasons, including gum disease, facial trauma, bruxism, and more. No matter how you lose your teeth, your whole life is affected. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring the functions of your mouth and your quality of life. Traditionally, dentures have been used to achieve these goals. While effective, dentures do have some downsides. Legato Dental Centre can provide you with a more stable replacement with 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:
•  Slipping around in your mouth or falling out. These issues can lead to embarrassment.
•  The base rubbing your gums, which can cause painful sores.
•  They need to be replaced every few years to accommodate the changes in your jawbone.

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
•  Less surgery. Bar retained overdentures use fewer implants than a regular implant supported a denture. Where implant supported dentures use 6 to 8 implant posts, bar retained overdentures typically only use 4. Fewer implants mean less surgery, as well as a shorter procedure.
•  Faster healing. Less surgery means your recovery time is typically shorter.
•  Avoiding the need for a bone graft. A bar retained overdenture is designed to take advantage of your existing bone mass. You do not need to undergo an additional surgical procedure.
•  Affordability. Bar retained overdentures cost less than an implant supported a denture.

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 (778) 760-1724 to schedule your consultation and find out if bar retained overdentures are right for you.

Legato Dental Centre

203, 1890 Cooper Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8B7, Canada

(778) 760-1724

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Monday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday:11am – 3pm
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