There are several different types of dentures, some of which function exactly like natural teeth, and are commonly called permanent dentures. The term “permanent dentures” is referring to, in dental terminology, “fixed dentures.” They are called “fixed” because they permanently placed in position and “fixed” in place.
Anyone who has lost an entire arch of teeth (top, bottom, or both) or may lose remaining teeth due to health or decay issues may be able to replace teeth with fixed dentures supported by dental implants. Most patients prefer permanent dentures over removable dentures for the following reasons:
Permanent dentures work the same as your natural teeth. They are lifelike and can be cared for the same as real teeth: through regular brushing and flossing, and visits to Dr. Miranda for cleanings and exams every six months.
Traditional removable dentures are held in place by any remaining teeth and a ridge of gums in places where tooth loss has occurred. For decades, this was the only denture option available. These dentures can be removed whenever a person wants, but they also are prone to slipping out of place. Permanent dentures never have to be removed and are specially fitted to your unique bite.
Removable dentures don’t look natural
Removable dentures need to be removed and cleaned regularly
Removable dentures need to be left out of the mouth overnight so gums can recover from wearing the dentures all day
Removable dentures can trap food, increasing risk for gum disease and can cause remaining teeth to decay
Dentures can break when dropped
Removable dentures need to be replaced every few years
Permanent dentures are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. This is because they can replicate the natural look of teeth while filling empty tooth roots, helping preserve your jawbone and natural gum tissue. Permanent dentures can be essential to improving the aesthetics of your smile and the appearance of your entire face. Traditional replacement dentures can slip out of place, restrict some foods from your diet, and need to be frequently replaced – none of these are issues with permanent dentures.
We help patients improve their smiles and oral health. An experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Miranda specializes in the field of dental implants of prostheses. If you’ve suffered any tooth loss and feel like permanent dentures would give you confidence, and relief from the problems associated with removable dentures, or you need a new full set of teeth, this is one of the most effective, permanent, and comfortable solutions available. Schedule your appointment today.