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What are locator or bar attachment dentures?
Ventura locator or bar attachment dentures use fewer implant root replacements to hold your artificial teeth in place; while locator or bar attachment dentures use two to four implant replacement roots, traditional dental implants use eight or more implants. We recommend locator or bar attachment dentures to patients who are missing multiple teeth or want to replace a whole row of teeth. They’re a long-term, comfortable alternative to conventional removable dentures.
Preparing for Locator or Bar Attachment Dentures
We’ll conduct an exam and take x-rays to confirm that you’re a good candidate for Ventura locator or bar attachment dentures. Then, we’ll use a CT scan to produce a 3-D model of your jawbone. Using specialized software, we use the 3-D model to determine where we will place your implants. You’ll also have a series of appointments that allow us to custom fit the locator or bar attachment dentures to your mouth with your personalized esthetic goals.
The process for Locator or Bar Attachment Dentures
Before your surgery begins, we’ll administer sedative medication or general anesthesia. We’ll use the model we created during the preparatory stage to place the implant root replacements. You’ll have temporary replacement teeth until your mouth has fully healed before the denture can be attached to the implant root replacements; these temporary teeth are lighter and won’t impede the body’s healing process. It takes about six months for your mouth to heal. Once you’re healed, we attach your permanent replacement teeth to your implant root replacements.
How do locator or bar attachment dentures improve your oral health?
Even a single missing tooth can cause a host of oral health problems. With the tooth missing, there are no longer tooth roots to stimulate your jawbone. This contributes to bone loss that can change your mouth and face shape, cause your other teeth to shift, and contribute to gum recession that increases your risk of tooth decay. Locator or Bar attachment dentures replace your missing teeth so that you can maintain your oral health and reduce your chances of changes to the shape of your mouth and face.
What are the benefits of locator or bar attachment dentures?
Ventura locator or bar attachment dentures have numerous benefits:
Locator or Bar attachment dentures only require two to four dental implants to support a whole row of teeth. The lower number of implants reduces the cost of the treatment, making it more affordable for our patients.
You’ll have a shorter healing time
Since we’re placing fewer dental implant root replacements, the surgery for bar attachment dentures is less invasive than other procedures for placing dental implants. You’ll recover quicker and experience less post-surgery soreness.
Locator or Bar Attachment Dentures
Locator or Bar attachment dentures in Ventura are a type of dental implant that replaces missing teeth with a denture attached to two to four dental implant root replacements. This implant technique is ideal for patients who have low jawbone density levels or need to replace many missing teeth.
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"We are elevating the experience of oral health care by providing dental treatment you need from a team you can trust in an understanding and caring environment."
Dr. Phil, DDS, MS, MAGD, FAIID
Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist