Locator and bar supported overdentures are dentures that can be removed. After the placement of dental implants, a bar is attached to the implants, just above your gum line. The denture, which has clips, is attached to the bar. With locator technology, the locator and bar supported over dentures provide you with support and a comfortable fit.
Locator and bar supported overdentures are, provide superior support for Implant Retention Dentures. They can be removed but, other than for hygienic purposes, there is no real reason to once they’re in place. That’s because unlike conventional dentures, you don’t have to continuously remove them to add adhesive.
After inserting up to four dental implants, a bar is added just above the gum line and held in place by the implants. The dentures themselves are outfitted with clips that allow it to grab onto the locator bar when you put your teeth in.
The big difference. There’s just no comparison between locator and bar supported over dentures. What makes these dentures special is the locator technology. The tiny heads of the implants are actually precise devices constructed to allow the dentures to move just slightly, along with your mouth. They never shift from their actual spot, so food doesn’t get caught underneath the dentures. The flexible head provides support much the way shock absorbers do in a car. The result is a more comfortable denture fit.