Dental implants are often thought of as single tooth replacements, though they’re also a viable treatment for addressing multiple or even complete tooth loss. Replacing multiple teeth with individual implants can be quite pricey, which is why it may be a better option to incorporate implants as a support for bridges. With bridges, though, you have two options: removable and fixed dental implants.
What’s the Difference?
The difference is explained in their respective names. Fixed implants are permanently fixed, while removable implants come on and off. In either case, a few implants are strategically placed to support multiple crowns that are fused as a single unit.
Fixed vs. Removable Dental Implants
Typically, a fixed implant is recommended for patients who lost a significant amount of teeth but otherwise still have a strong jawbone. For patients who have significant bone deterioration in the jaw, a removable implant is usually the best choice as it makes up for the lack of structural bone support in the jaw and cheeks. Removable implants are more affordable than the fixed variety and can be removed by the patient for readjusting or cleaning.
Your dentist will make a recommendation and provide further advice based on your oral health. The final choice, though, is up to you. Either choice will restore your ability to chew, talk and smile with confidence!
Let Us Help You Find a Dentist Near You
Contact 1895 Dental Implants to find a participating dentist in your local area. We are in partnership with various clinics within Puget Sound and the greater area and collaborate to form an affordable service package. Whether you need a fixed or removable dental implant, every dentist under our program can get you taken care of.
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Edited by Justin Vorhees