Implant retained bridges vs Bar over-denture pros & cons?
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Implant retained bridges vs. bar overdentures.
The next question is the material you want the teeth to be made of. Teeth can be made of acrylic (plastic), porcelain (glass) or Zirconia (ceramic). Plastic teeth tend to wear and pop off, porcelain tends to chip, Zirconia is virtually indestructible.
Today you also have the option of having ceramic implants placed instead of titanium.
In terms of cost for a bar overdenture on 4-6 implants you are looking at $15-25,000 per arch and for a full arch fixed on 4-8 implants $20-40,000 per arch. These are difficult decisions to make.
Go see some doctors and look at their before and after pictures. Make sure you ask for pictures where you can see the gums. Most before and afters in implant dentistry show the smile only, tells you nothing about the surgical work. You need to see what the gum to tooth interface looks like. Is the color of the gum, the height of the gum, the consistency of the gum same as the other teeth? Do you see dark lines? Is the doctor giving you all possible options with the latest proven materials and techniques?
These are the important things to evaluate before choosing your doctor.
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