Overdenture

Overdenture can be made to fit over a bar or to work with attachments.

Bar Overdenture

For edentulous patients desiring a stable, aesthetic prosthesis, the Implant Bar Overdenture could be the perfect choice to help improve retention, function and speech. A Bar Overdenture connects the patient’s implants to each other via a fabricated bar that helps protect the individual implants by spreading out the bite load. The complete denture then fits securely over the implants for great stability.

Advantages

  • Distributes occlusal loads more evenly across all the implants
  • Restricts movement of the complete denture
  • Provides a stable option for patients with missing teeth
  • Supports the denture while taking pressure off the gum tissue
  • Provides for better retention and comfort than a conventional denture

Indications

  • For patients with a heavy bite
  • When the implants have been placed in softer bone
  • When significant bone loss has occurred and there is not enough ridge height to provide lateral resistance

Dental Insurance Codes

  • D6920 - Connector bar - A device attached to a fixed partial denture retainer or coping which serves to stabilize and anchor a removable overdenture prosthesis.

Attachment Overdenture

NDX has extensive experience working with direct-to-implant attachments, including the popular Zest Anchor locator abutments. Direct attachments can be a more-affordable option for non-splinted restorations.

Indications

  • Oral irritations or bone loss for denture fixation
  • Edentulous patients with a cleft palate
  • Economic constraints

Dental Insurance Codes

  • D5862 - Precision attachment, by report - Each set of male and female components should be reported as one precision attachment. Describe the type of attachment used.
  • D5867 - Replacement of replaceable part of semi-precision or precision attachment (male or female component)