For patients who would like a removable denture with virtually no movement during chewing, a bar overdenture may be the perfect solution. The solution consists of a removable denture that is secured to dental implants, thereby eliminating the need for denture adhesives. The removable denture “snaps” on to dental implants, providing a complete denture alternative.
The first step is the placement of the titanium implants to replace lost teeth. These implants will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3 to 6 months. During this time, the implant should fuse to the bone. The second step of procedure involves uncovering the implant and attaching a post to each implant.
The final Step is the placement of your new teeth. First a bar attachment will be affixed to the posts, completing the foundation on which your removable restoration will be placed.
Implant Supported Removable Ball and Socket Overdenture
With removable dentures, the implants support a bar to which the denture is snapped on and off. This permits you to remove it at home for cleaning. Although the denture is removable, it remains firmly attached during normal functions, including eating and talking. Whether fixed or removable, the finished result is nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.