Losing all your natural teeth has a big influence on quality of life. It impacts how you look, your ability to communicate clearly, and enjoyment in eating. Traditional dentures are helpful in restoring appearance and some measure of chewing function. Yet even the best-fitting “floating” dentures cannot come close to the stability and comfort of the bar attachment dental implant technique offered by the oral surgeons at Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS in Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN.
Implants make a world of difference
A dental implant is a small screw-shaped device designed to mimic a tooth root. It is placed into the jawbone, where it becomes part of your body, solidly fused with bone. An implant with a dental restoration has become the gold standard for long-term replacement of an individual missing tooth. Our surgeons also utilize the concept for replacing a full set of teeth (upper or lower, or both), with an incredible level of stability and function.
Just four specially-designed implants are precisely positioned in the arch. Then, implants are splinted together with a custom-designed bar structure which anchors a full dental bridge. Attachments inside the prosthetic clip securely to the bar. The bar attachment design distributes bite force evenly over supporting implants improving comfort and reducing risk of implant failure.
Bar attachment denture: Why Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN patients love it
- Same day teeth – In most cases, implants can be “loaded” immediately with a temporary set of teeth. This method preserves appearance and ability to eat. After healing is complete, the final bridge is placed.
- Cost effective dentures – Because only four implants are required, cost is lower than replacing each tooth with an implant, or implant-retained denture systems that require six, eight, or more implants per arch.
- Reduced time commitment – You spend less time in the chair, and the integration period is typically shorter with this type of implant.
- Less need for bone grafting – Two of the implants are precisely angled for superior traction in bone. With this greater stability, there is often no need to augment bone volume with grafting.
The primary factor behind our high patient satisfaction rate is peace of mind. With a bar attachment denture, you can relax – eat, speak, smile, laugh, sing, or kiss with confidence, knowing that your denture will stay in place.
Is a bar attachment denture right for you? Call (219) 307-4382 to schedule a consultation at Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS. We have offices in Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN.