Bar Attachment Dentures in rockford, dixon and janesville
Many patients who have standard dentures become frustrated with their limitations, and find them to be to be unstable, inconvenient, and painful. Standard dentures can also significantly limit the types of foods patients can enjoy and require far too much maintenance. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology provide patients with more effective, long-lasting solutions. Bar attachment dentures are an increasingly popular treatment option for patients who are currently missing most or all their teeth and/or patients who are unsatisfied with dentures. With the placement of these implants, patients can enjoy greater bone stability and begin to enjoy a bright, healthy, natural feeling and looking smile that will not only increase their confidence, but also improve their overall oral and physical health.
With over 40,00 dental surgeries performed and over 12,000 dental implants placed, you can be confident that you will receive high quality care from established professionals that is designed to meet your unique needs. To schedule an appointment for bar attachment dentures, or if you have any additional questions concerning the bar attachment dentures process or clinic policies, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, or our Janesville office at 608.208.1576.
What to Expect During the Bar Attachment Dentures Process
Prior to placement of bar attachment dentures, we will conduct an in-depth dental and medical health history review in to determine the underlying reason why bar attachment dentures are necessary. This process will include an examination of your bite and for any indications of loose teeth, bone loss, TMJ, oral cancer, or signs of periodontal disease.
Once the underlying cause has been identified and it is determined that bar attachment dentures are the appropriate treatment option for you, it will be necessary to take diagnostic exams (CT scan and X-Rays) to determine the precise placement of the implants. Once the optimal locations are marked, the procedure will begin with administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation. Following this, the implants are strategically placed in your gums to ensure maximal stability and strength. Once the implants are properly positioned, you will begin the healing process, during which the implants fully integrate with the jawbone (osseointegration). During this period, temporary teeth will be placed to reduce your risk of developing an infection and allow you to preserve a full, healthy smile.
Once this fusion is complete, a bar is placed on the implants, which will connect the teeth to the bar attachment. Once in place, we will evaluate the overall fit and aesthetic appearance and ensure that it will provide you with optimal support. If it is determined that the bar attachment dentures meet these criteria, the process will be complete, and you can begin to enjoy your bright, new, full healthy smile.
Aftercare Following Bar Attachment Dentures
Following the surgical placement of bar attachment dentures, it is essential to follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by your periodontist to minimize risks and enjoy a fast recovery.
- To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
- Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing and do not touch the wound
- Bleeding can be controlled using gauze
- To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time.
- Do not spit, rinse, or use a straw for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible for the first week
- Avoid brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours, after which you can resume gentle brushing. You can resume flossing your natural teeth after this period, but do not floss the dental implant. Moving forward, you should consider alternative flossing options for your dental implants, such as interdental brushes or oral irrigation.
- Eat soft foods such as applesauce, yogurt, pudding, or soup for the first ten days and slowly reintroduce harder foods as the healing process progresses.
By following these instructions and continuing to keep your teeth and gums clean, you will enjoy a fast healing process and can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Cost of Bar Attachment Dentures
The cost of having bar attachment dentures placed will depend on several factors, such as whether dental sedation is used, how many visits are required to complete the procedure, and your dental insurance plan. At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services, which is why we provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.
If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we do ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We are happy to provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.
Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.
Periodontal Care You Can Trust at Featherstone
At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing high-quality care and supporting your efforts to enjoy good periodontal health by identifying and correcting periodontal issues early, and implementing correct and consistent oral health self-care. Although we offer a range of surgical treatment options for periodontal disease and its associated health and cosmetic impacts, our primary focus is to provide conservative treatment, avoiding surgery whenever possible.
To learn more about clinic policies or schedule an appointment for bar attachment dentures, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, or our Janesville office at 608.208.1576.