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Fixed vs. Removable: Which Dentures Are Right For You?

Many people deal with lost or missing teeth over the course of a lifetime. If you’ve lost either your whole lower arch of teeth or your entire upper arch, or both, dentures can restore the appearance and function of your mouth. Dentures have been a solution for people dealing with toothlessness for centuries.

You need dentures to look and function well so that you can speak, eat, and present yourself the way you want. That’s why it’s a good thing that dentures nowadays, including removable and fixed dentures, are pretty different from dentures of the past! Surgical implantation techniques can improve the performance of dentures in many ways.

Today’s dentistry offers multiple types of dentures for you to choose from. Innovative options like fixed dentures offer significant benefits over more traditional removable dentures. The team at Chester Family Dentistry, under the leadership of Dr. Amy Caicco and Dr. Ana Chester, helps you understand your options, and gives you the expert guidance and care you need to keep your mouth working well.

The benefits of fixed dentures

When you imagine a set of dentures, maybe you picture an arch or a set of removable false teeth. Fixed dentures offer multiple types of improvements over this model. Fixed dentures are anchored by dental implants.

In the dental implant procedure, titanium posts anchor into your jawbone. As a result, dental implants function and feel like natural teeth. When your dentures are affixed with implants, you don’t need to worry about slipping. Fixed dentures work to prevent bone loss in your jaw, as well.

Fixed dentures can replace either your upper or lower arch. You need between 4-6 dental implants to support your fixed dentures. Once your implantation procedure and denture placement at Chester Family Dentistry is complete, your fixed dentures last a lifetime.

Why opt for removable dentures?

The dental implant process takes time, including multiple appointments and surgeries, to complete. For some patients, this poses a cause for concern. Discuss your situation with your provider at Chester Family Dentistry, and learn more about whether you could be a good candidate for fixed dentures.

If your jawbone isn’t healthy or dense enough to host dental implants, you may need removable dentures. The team at Chester Family Dentistry can fit you for a modern dental appliance that appears natural and stands up well over time with good hygiene and care.

No matter your restorative dentistry needs, Chester Family Dentistry of Warren, Ohio is here to support your oral health. When you’re confident with your dentures, you can get on with your life in comfort and confidence. Schedule your initial consultation appointment with a member of our team online now, or call today to book your session.

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