Kansas City
5755 Foxridge Dr.
Mission, KS 66202

T: 800.654.7177
P: 913.432.6951
F: 913.432.2640

Nashville
4813 Nolensville Rd.
Suite 107
Nashville, TN 37211

P: 615.832.6700
F: 615.832.6710

St. Joseph
3620 Monterey St.
St. Joseph, MO 64507

P: 816.232.0207
F: 816.232.0207

Bar-Overdenture Case Study

For cases where retention and bone loss are an issue, an over-denture bar restoration can be a great solution. The titanium implant bonds harmoniously with the bone through osseointegration, giving the patient a strong bite and preventing excess pressure to the patient’s remaining bone and gum tissueFor edentulous patients, these bars improve retention, function and speech much better than less stable restorations.

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This picture shows a custom bar complete with porcelain-ready titanium restorations. The design of the bar compensates for substantial jawbone loss on the left side of the mouth. We have helped treat patients with dramatic bone loss – from gunshot wounds or car accidents, for example – using this restoration technique.

The following pictures show a case treating a patient’s edentulous mandible. The lab-designed bar connects to the titanium implants in the jaw: this spreads the strain from chewing over all the implants, which protects both the implants and gum tissue from excess pressure. This creates a much stronger bite and stability than a full denture alone can provide.

Our CAD/CAM-created titanium bars are created with Nobel Biocare technology. Each bar is milled from a solid titanium block, ensuring its accuracy and strength.