Locator and Bar Supported Over Dentures
Dentures are no longer “one size fits all”. One of the best examples of this is locator and bar supported over dentures. The basic premise is that these dentures are permanent. You could remove them, but there would be no real reason to (aside from hygiene) once they’re in place. Unlike temporary versions, you won’t have to continuously add adhesive.
Locator and Bar Supported Over Dentures start with a medical professional installing metal implants into your jaw. It could be as few as two, however, four is generally more practical.
After the implants are installed, a bar is added around the inside of your jaw, just below the gum line and is held in place by the implants. Then, the denture itself is outfitted with clasps that allow it to grab hold of the bar when the wearer puts their teeth in.
These dentures tend to be higher quality that traditional dentures, so their appearance is superior to other options. The biggest difference is the fit. The reason these dentures fit so well is because of their locator pivot technology. The tiny head of the implants are constructed to allow the dentures to move very slightly along with the mouth. They never shift from their actual spot.
If you are still wearing temporary dentures you may be surprised to know what you are missing out on. Locator and bar supported overdentures are proof that wearing false teeth can be comfortable.