It is now possible to go from missing teeth to having functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth in just one session. If you'd like a beautiful smile without having to wait 4–6 months, as is typical with traditional Dental Implants, Dr. Scholes offer a "Same-Day Smile," or Bar Attachment Denture. We also offer the All-on-4® Treatment Concept by Nobel Biocare, which is a very popular and successful Implant-Supported Denture.
Bar Attachment Denture is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth or dental implants in one single procedure. This technology was recently developed by Nobel Biocare and allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety but also a more precise implant placement. Also, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed before the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Often patients can resume their normal activities within a few days.
When dentures are required, we ask that our patients review all possible avenues, there are several options, with significantly varying levels of comfort and function. At Scholes Periodontics & Implants, our team of Oral Surgeons can evaluate and make recommendations based on your overall health, oral health status, and finances available. If you are seeking a rapid solution, the Bar Attachment Denture allows a full set of false teeth to be permanently attached quickly.
Our very own Dr. Scholes are here to provide you the look and function you need. If you are currently wearing dentures or if you are missing all of the teeth on either your top or bottom arch, then the bar attachment denture may be the right choice for you.
What is the bar attachment denture?
This type of denture is different than the traditional denture. It is permanently attached and should never require removing. The patient can eat as they normally would with them and clean them as they would their natural teeth. Most patients find the Bar Attachment Denture to be much easier to deal with than the standard loose denture appliance.
To attach your bar attachment dentures, we place four titanium implants, a dental device that resembles screws, directly into your jawbone. This system is strong, secure, and durable.
Titanium is used for skeletal and surgical procedures all over the human body, not just in dentistry, but for knee replacements, hip repair and more. This metal is biocompatible, meaning that your body will not reject it, and in fact, your body will react quite naturally in healing with it. Your body will heal around and with the titanium implant, bonding it to your bone. With healing time, the titanium will become bonded through a process called osseointegration, meaning a firm and strong hold.
Am I a candidate for bar attachment dentures?
When considering having your denture permanently attached, a member of our dental team will meet with you for a consultation and evaluation before placement. If you’re already wearing dentures, you are most likely a prime candidate for this procedure. If you’re missing multiple teeth, or have few healthy teeth left, you are most likely a candidate for this procedure. There will be factors that we need to discuss, namely the amount of available bone that the patient has, and any health issues that may lengthen healing time. Both of these factors are things that our team will discuss with you during your evaluation. We will want to know of all health related issues and medications that are being taken.
Our front office is here to assist you in scheduling appointments and in finding answers to your questions concerning dentures and bar attachment through the use of dental implants. Schedule an appointment today with us to find out how the Bar Attachment Denture can vastly improve your function, feel, and look.
Thanks to "Same-Day Smile," you can leave Dr. Scholes' office with a beautifully restored smile after just one visit! We would be happy to perform a consultation to determine your eligibility for Bar Attachment Denture—contact us at (602) 900-1609 for more information.