About Bar Attachment Dentures
Dentures are unsecured prostheses that have very limited success. Most often, they are painful, inconvenient, and unstable and can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed.
The bar attachment denture replaces your teeth with a full dental bridge that is supported by only four dental implants. With fewer implants needed, overall treatment time and cost is reduced. The bar attachment denture also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume.
Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery so the patient can lead a normal life soon after surgery. After a short healing period, the patient’s dentist places the final bridge. After the procedure, patients can start enjoying their favorite foods again with renewed confidence and an improved quality of life.
Advantages of the Bar Attachment Denture
- A cost-effective solution. New replacement teeth require only four implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The special tilting of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, typically making bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. The bar attachment can be attached to the implants immediately after insertion.
- Good results that are scientifically proven and documented. Studies from over a decade show that the bar attachment denture has good clinical outcomes.