All-on-4/Bar Attachment Denture (Hybrids) in Silverdale, WA
Living with missing teeth can negatively affect your self-confidence and oral health. If you’re looking for restorative solutions for your missing teeth or to replace your ill-fitting dentures, we have the solution for you. At Lowell Street Dental Implant and Surgical Center, Dr. Wilde offers bar attachment dentures so you can receive a flawless smile you can be proud of.
What Is Bar Attachment Denture?
Bar attachment dentures are a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. The treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants (All-on-4). With fewer implants needed, overall treatment time and cost are reduced. This unique solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume.
Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a short healing period, your dentist will place the final bridge. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
Benefits of Bar Attachment Denture
When you choose bar attachment dentures as the solution for your dental needs, you’re receiving a variety of benefits, including:
- A cost-effective solution. Your new replacement teeth only require four implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lower.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The special tilting of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, typically making bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.
All-on-4 vs. Dentures
Dentures are unsecured prostheses with very limited success. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient, and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed.
Modern dentistry can help with the bar attachment denture. This restorative solution is firmly and permanently secured to your jawbone. Additionally, this solution won’t ever cause you embarrassment by slipping out of place.
Some clients may need up to six implants due to a more forward position of the nerve bundle. The nerve bundle, located in the lower jaw, provides sensations to the lower lip and chin. When Dr. Wilde develops your treatment plan, he must make sure the implant doesn’t touch the nerves.
Each client’s situation must be assessed and a treatment plan developed. The use of CBCT 3D imaging and planning software helps us perfect that treatment plan. Using digital implants, we can digitally create a plan by placing the implants at the desired locations and virtually analyzing them prior to the actual surgery. We can then fabricate a surgical guide to guarantee accurate placement at the time of surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do bar attachment dentures last?
Bar attachment dentures can last a lifetime, with dentures needing replacement every 10 years. To ensure your restoration lasts long, Dr. Wilde recommends:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Flossing daily
- Rinsing in between meals
- Visiting your dentist for professional cleanings and checkups
Am I a candidate for bar attachment dentures?
To qualify for bar attachment dentures (All-on-4), Dr. Wilde looks for these factors:
- Have an arch or two of missing teeth
- Patients currently wearing dentures
- Teeth in poor condition that may need to be extracted
- Patients who didn’t qualify for traditional dental implants
Will my dental insurance cover the bar attachment dentures cost?
Most insurance companies should be able to cover a portion of your bar attachment dentures cost. We recommend you speak with your provider prior to your appointment to get a better understanding of your insurance coverage. If the coverage isn’t enough, we also offer flexible financing options so you don't delay your treatment.
Give Yourself a Brand New Smile
Bar attachment dentures can restore your smile and oral health back to their optimal health. To get started on getting a brand new smile, call our Silverdale office at (360) 692-0300 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilde. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.
Dr. Wilde and our skilled team are proud to provide high-quality dental services to patients in Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap County, and Jefferson County, WA. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile.