Fixed Teeth vs. Removable - Fixed Teeth vs. Removable
Learn About Different
Tooth Replacement Options
Dental Implants Provide the Longest-Lasting Option
According to the American Dental Association, it’s common for adults aged 20 to 64 to have three or more decayed or missing teeth. Tooth loss can negatively impact your chewing and nutrition and lead to declining oral health and function. Even a single missing tooth can cause loss of bone and shifting of surrounding teeth, while the spaces can harbor bacteria and cause a gum infection that can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated.
If you have many failing and missing teeth or wear dentures, you’ve likely felt uncomfortable or embarrassed in social situations and experienced functional issues. When you receive dental implants in Farmington, NY, they’ll allow you to live a healthy, confident life. We offer many solutions at The Dental Implant Center, including removable and implant-supported dentures. If you’re looking for permanent dentures, the best choices are implants for dentures or fixed full mouth dental implants. Each solution has its own advantages, drawbacks, and associated costs.
Learning about different available tooth replacement options will help you make an informed decision and be prepared with questions when you meet our implant dentist Dr. El-Halaby. At The Dental Implant Center, regardless of your chosen solution, we’re dedicated to delivering the best one to restore your smile and improve your quality of life!
Comparing Fixed Vs. Removable Options
If you have missing teeth, Dr. El-Halaby can replace them with fixed or removable solutions. Traditional dentures only replace the part of your tooth visible above the gum line. While dentures can help you resume a more varied diet and smile confidently, the underlying root structure is still missing. As such, dentures can’t prevent bone loss and often slip, click, and fall out, leading to speaking problems and potentially embarrassing situations at every meal.
Traditional dentures require messy adhesives and need to be removed at night for cleaning. Implant-supported dentures in Farmington, NY, provide far greater stability and can be designed in a removable version as an overdenture or as a fixed option. With both implant-supported dentures and full-mouth dental implants, a titanium post is inserted into your jawbone that assumes the role of the natural tooth root to provide strong and stable support for the prosthesis. Dental implants stimulate bone growth, prevent changes to your facial structure, and reduce the risk of decay and gum disease caused by bacteria accumulating on teeth exposed to empty spaces.
Implant-supported dentures require as few as two implants per arch, while full mouth dental implants generally require a minimum of four to six implants per arch. Our implant dentist will decide how many implants you need based on the health of your underlying bone and the type of full arch protocol you’re receiving. At The Dental Implant Center, our customized full mouth dental implants restore over 98% of natural oral function.
Your new, precision-crafted teeth will look and feel like healthy natural teeth, enabling you to eat without limitations, talk, laugh, and smile confidently! If you’re undecided, we encourage you to consider all these options by comparing their benefits, average longevity, and costs. When you’re ready, schedule a consultation with Dr. El-Halaby to receive an evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
Made from acrylic (plastic)
Offers minimal support
Will need relines and repairs
Often loosens or falls out
Does not halt jawbone loss
Must be removed to clean
May be bulky or ill-fitting
Low-cost treatment option
Qualifies for dental financing
Implant Supported Dentures
Made from acrylic or porcelain
Support from 2+ implants
May need relines or repairs
Won’t slip, loosen, or fall out
Greater stability for eating
Removable for easy cleaning
Improves jawbone health
May not look or feel natural
Moderate treatment cost
Qualifies for dental financing
Full Arch Fixed Teeth
Designed from block of zirconia
Fixed to 4-8 implants
Comparable to natural teeth
Restores over 98% function
Promotes healthy jawbone
Resistant to bacteria and decay
Fracture- and chip-resistant
Improves oral and overall health
Cared for like natural teeth
No additional maintenance
Highest treatment cost
Qualifies for dental financing
Implant Care from an Experienced Team
The Dental Implant Center offers different tooth replacement options under one roof, using high-quality technology and materials to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. El-Halaby has extensive training and experience placing full mouth dental implants and a passion for helping patients achieve healthy smiles through extraordinary care, from the first consultation to the final restoration.
We don’t believe a “one-size-fits-all” approach is the best option; therefore, we only offer customized solutions. Your treatment plan is tailored to fit your unique health, smile, and functional needs and your financial budget. Full arch dental implants in Farmington, NY, will permanently restore your vitality, health, and quality of life.
Dental implant surgeries at The Dental Implant Center are fully guided, which means we use a customized guide that fits over your gums to place dental implants in pre-determined areas of your jawbone with the densest bone. Whether getting a removable overdenture or a fixed full mouth dental implant, your implant surgery will be precise and predictable. This technique and sedation options enable our team to deliver more efficient and comfortable dental implant surgery. We can often perform tooth extractions and bone grafting during the same surgical visit if necessary.
You’ll leave our office with natural-looking temporary teeth that you’ll wear during the healing period. It takes three to six months for dental implants to fuse with your underlying bone in osseointegration. When you receive your final prosthesis, you’ll enjoy a fully renewed smile that can last a lifetime!
Dr. El-Halaby Talks About Your Ultimate Solution for a Complete Smile at The Dental Implant Center
Dedicated to Affordable and
High-Quality Dental Implants
When you consider full arch dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement solution to replace many missing teeth, it’s wise to think of them as a long-term investment in your health. To make the cost of your treatment affordable, we offer third-party dental financing. Applying for financing is fast and easy and provides you with a monthly payment plan that fits your budget. With financing, virtually all patients who desire this life-changing treatment can afford it without the burden of financial worry. Enjoy a new life with implant supported dentures or full mouth dental implants in Farmington, NY!