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Bar-Retained Implant Denture & Fixed Implant Denture


Elderly Man waring Bar Retained Supported Dentures from BiteLock.There are a great number of options for our patients when dealing with finding a replacement option for all of their teeth. You have likely heard of traditional dentures or permanent dentures, but there are other options as well for removable dentures that still utilize the strength of implants or other dental appliances. Here at BiteLock, Dr. Pedro Franco can help you to find the best option for your specific needs and oral health goals. Give us a call today and find out which option may be best for you.

What is a Bar-Retained Implant Supported Denture?


When it comes to removable dentures, there are a variety of options that give you the chance to receive the strength that comes with implants mixed with the easy cleaning of removable dentures. One of these options is a bar-retained, but implant supported a denture. This system utilizes three or four implants that are attached to a bar. This bar is custom made for your mouth and your specific needs, following your jaw line.

When your dentures are made, they are made with a series of clips on the bottom. These attach securely to the bar in your mouth (which is permanent) to ensure a strong support to keep your dentures from falling out and giving you a wider range of uninhibited eating and speaking abilities. These are used on either the upper or lower jaw, and are great because the denture can be removed for easy cleaning and then our patients simply have to brush the bar itself!

Benefits of a Bar-Retained Implant Supported Denture


There are a variety of benefits that come along with combining two elements to make a strong yet removable appliance. First of all, it gives you a function that is incredibly similar to natural teeth. This prosthesis is very stable and strong, and will not shift around the way that a traditional denture might. Because it is completely implant supported, there is no pressure being exerted on your gums. This means that they will not rub and cause sore spots. Because they are implant based, this also means that they are constantly stimulating your jawbone. This eliminates bone loss which would happen with non-implant supported dentures. Over time, this leads to a healthier mouth overall and means that you won’t suffer the same cosmetic ill-effects that come alongside traditional dentures, like sinking lips and cheeks.

There is also the matter of the life of your dentures. Eventually, all dentures fail. However, the bar is permanent, and with proper care and daily brushing, as you would with teeth, we can replace the dentures without having to replace the bar! This means we can get you back on your feet not only quickly, but also at a good price. The new dentures will fit and clip on just like the old ones did should you sustain any damage, and you will be good as new in no time!

If these sound like a good option to you, be sure to give us a call here at BiteLock and see what Dr. Pedro Franco can do for you. We want you to have your health and confidence back just as much as you do, and we will have you walking out of here smiling like there is no tomorrow. Give us a call today!

Fixed Implant Supported Denture


Implant Supported Dentures Diagram used at BiteLock.Choosing the right denture system for you can be challenging, but here at BiteLock, Dr. Pedro Franco is up for the challenge. For many of our patients, they come in either thinking they know exactly what type of system they want or have no idea what they are getting themselves into. It is usually one extreme or the other. Fortunately, we have the knowledge and experience to handle even those with the most difficult cases. To see what we can do for your smile to bring back your functionality and confidence, give us a call today.

What is a Fixed Implant Supported Denture?


For many, a traditional denture just doesn’t cut it. They want aesthetically pleasing, fully functional teeth. This is entirely understandable, and we have options for that! With our fixed implant supported denture, we can give you a set of brand new teeth nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth. These dentures are based on four to six dental implants which are surgically installed into your upper or lower jawbones. These implants fuse with the surrounding bone and act as very strong roots to your new false teeth. Once they are healed and strong enough, we mount dentures right onto the implants themselves, cementing or screwing them into place. These are made of porcelain laid over metal, providing for a very strong, and very permanent new smile.

Benefits of a Fixed Implant Supported Dentures


There are a wide range of benefits that make a fixed implant-supported denture a great option for you if you have enough bone left. First of all, it is permanent! You can take care of these teeth in much the same way that you would your natural teeth, and they look identical. These dentures are also incredibly stable, allowing you to eat and speak normally again, entirely uninhibited by any movement. Your flavor sensitivities are also uninhibited, which cannot always be said for regular dentures. Your gums will not become inflamed or irritated since these teeth will not shift uncomfortably.

While this is a more expensive option than traditional dentures, they are much cheaper than getting a whole mouthful of regular implants and crowns. We combine the best of both worlds to give you a dazzling and comfortable smile. Cosmetically speaking, these teeth look the most natural, and because they are implant based, they eliminate bone loss over time. This means you will not have to deal with sinking lips and cheeks, a side effect of diminishing jawbones. These are a long-term solution that will bring back your comfortability and confidence in a short amount of time.

Dr. Pedro Franco here at BiteLock can help you determine if you are a candidate for this denture system. It is a great option if you have the proper bone density, and if you do not, then you may be eligible for a bone graft which can open many doors for you. For more information on your options for dentures, call and set up a consultation with our knowledgeable staff today.
PEDRO F. FRANCO, DDS
HOWARD B. PRICE, DDS

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