Cracked, missing, or chipped teeth can impact every aspect of your life. Dental implants can improve your oral health and restore a natural-looking smile. If you feel that implants are in your future, you might be curious about the difference between the types available.
Fixed vs. Removable Dental Implants
Let’s break down the difference between these two implants to help you learn more about their unique characteristics. Regardless of which direction you decide to go, your mouth (and your confidence) will thank you!
Fixed Dental Implants
Fixed dental implants are permanent fixtures in your mouth; only a dentist can remove them. This means you don’t have to worry about them moving around throughout the day or overnight!
- Their permanence makes it easy to talk, chew, and smile worry-free.
- Often, they feel just like regular teeth—after a while, you might even forget that they’re replacements.
- They may require more attentive daily cleaning.
- Fixed dental implants are more of an investment than removable options.
At Dakota Dental, our All-On-Four® Dental Implants are our recommended option if most (or all) of your teeth are missing. These full arch dental implants are lightweight and durable to give you a complete set of pearly whites with the support of only four implants instead of connecting every single tooth.
Removable Dental Implants
As you may have guessed, the primary benefit of removable dental implants is the ability to remove them! These act more like traditional dentures. Instead of sleeping with them in, you’ll take them out nightly, clean them, and pop them back in the following day.
- These dental implants are easier to keep clean, which is excellent for your oral health.
- They are more cost-effective, depending on your circumstances.
- Removable implants don’t always stay in place and can slide around.
- They can potentially cause pain and damage to the gums and jaw.
If dentures seem like the best fit for you, but you’re worried they’ll shift or slide around, there are solutions. Our team can potentially combat these issues with denture stabilization or mini-dental implants.
Choose the Right Implant Dentist
The good news is you don’t have to make this decision alone. After a thorough in-office Computed Tomography (CT) scan and examination, we’ll learn about your oral health history and your unique needs, goals, expectations, medical history, and budget. Then, our experienced dentistry team will create a personalized dental implant plan for you.
Flash a Confident Smile With Your New Dental Implants
You want to trust your teeth with a dentist who understands the nuances of this intricate work. Dakota Dental is honored to offer several teeth-replacement options, including All-On-Four® Dental Implants, full-mouth implants, bridges, and complete or partial dentures. Our expert team works with you to figure out the best, individualized treatment plan to deliver a set of working chompers that are comfortable and functional.
Ready to take the next step on your dental journey? Learn more about our implant dentistry services, then schedule your dental implant consultation!