If you have several missing teeth, then the importance of replacing those teeth cannot be overstated. Missing teeth lead to a number of difficulties, including chewing and talking, as well as a number of oral health risks—an increased likelihood of gum disease and shifting teeth—and general health concerns, not the least of which might be insufficient nutrition. And of course, there is the toll missing teeth can take on a person’s self-esteem. One of the best options for replacing several missing teeth, even an entire arch, is implant retained bar dentures. Dr. Bruce Carter in Lawrenceville, GA, has used implant retained bar dentures to rebuild the smiles and the lives of patients in and around the area.
What are Implant Retained Bar Dentures?
Whereas standard dentures rest on the gums, implant retained bar dentures are supported and attached to dental implants. Dr. Carter strategically positions biocompatible implant posts along the curve of your upper or lower arch. These implants securely hold the bar, or framework, that your dentures will be attached to. Clips or some other kinds of attachments are fitted to the bar, the denture or both. Then, the denture fits over the bar and is securely held in place by the attachments.
Caring for Your Implant Retained Bar Dentures
As with dentures that rest on your gums, you’ll need to remove your implant retained bar dentures every day to clean your prosthetic and provide your gums with the proper hygiene they need. Likewise, you should not sleep with your implant retained bar dentures in place.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about implant retained bar dentures, then call the office of Dr. Bruce Carter and ask about a consultation. We’ll be glad to go over your tooth replacement options and help you make the best choice for your situation. Dr. Carter and his team in Lawrenceville, GA, conveniently serve patients from the surrounding communities of Dacula, Grayson, Snellville, Lilburn, Norcross, Duluth, Suwanee, and the neighboring Gwinnett County areas.