“Dentures by themselves do not function like natural teeth.”
The average denture wearer only wears the upper denture 60% of the time and the lower denture 20% of the time. Many do not wear them at all, because dentures are unstable and lack retention. We call the lower denture a “floater,” because it floats in the mouth, rather than being securely anchored in place. For this reason, denture wearers cannot eat the same quality of foods that they enjoyed with natural teeth. This often results in poor nutrition and poor digestion, which can lead to poor health.
The good news is that by retaining your dentures with dental implants, you can solve these problems.
If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, 2-4dental implants may be used to support a denture that can be removed by the patient for cleaning. Custom-made bar is fabricated that attaches to the dental implants to support a new overdenture.Your existing denture may be modified to be worn during this period. The new overdenture will have attachments which snap or clip it into place. Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants to stimulate the jaw and maintain bone. You will be able to remove the denture easily for cleaning.
A bar overdenture is an excellent prosthetic option that many patients choose over less expensive alternatives for a number of reasons, including: