Complete denture wearers are living in a golden age. For the first time the standard of care is no longer a simple denture, but rather one that is retained by dental implants.
A titanium bar is fabricated with CAD/CAM technology and screwed onto the implants. The bar has small attachments which snap on to the denture. Generally speaking, the greater the number of implants the more secure the denture.
This popular alternative is VERY secure in the mouth allowing the wearer to eat virtually anything they want and enjoy food’s taste and texture. A follow-up visit is sometimes needed to find the ideal retention so the denture can be easily removed for cleaning.
All dentistry by Richard Burns, DDS.