Fixed vs Removable Teeth

Understanding Fixed vs Removable Teeth

Consider all of your options, both fixed and removable, when looking for treatments to replace missing teeth.
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Fixed or Removable Teeth? What is the Difference?

If you wear dentures and feel uncomfortable or embarrassed due to missing teeth, we have good news for you. Dental implants can help you solve all these issues in a practical, cost-effective, and lifelong way. With dental implants, you can enjoy a confident and healthy life without the discomfort and oral health issues that come with traditional dentures. At the Florida Dental Implant Institute, we provide a wide range of affordable implants that can be fixed or removable to meet different needs and situations. Please contact our office to learn more about each type of dental implant and determine which one is the best fit for you.

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Comparison of Fixed Vs. Removable Teeth

If you have missing teeth or have gaps between your teeth, you can either choose to wear the traditional “removable” dentures or get a permanent solution with fixed dental implants. Although removable dentures are cheaper, they only provide about 20%-30% of the functionality of natural teeth. They can also slip and cause damage to your gums, which can lead to painful infections. More importantly, they lack the ability to maintain your bone density and structure, which can lead to a sunken face and premature aging.

Implant-supported dentures provide a superior alternative to traditional dentures. These dentures are removable, but they are supported by a couple of permanent implants that are attached to your jawbone. They provide more of the functionality of natural teeth than traditional dentures even if they are not the most optimal solution either. The best option, which provides completely natural functionality nearly identical to real teeth, is full-arch permanent implants, which are attached to four implants and don’t come out. These fixed full-arch dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth and are made of durable zirconia.

Fixed Full-Arch Implants
Removable Implant- Supported Dentures
Traditional Dentures
Top of the Line Solution
Moderate Solution
Budget-Friendly Solution
Made From Zirconia
Acrylic or Porcelain
Plastic Composite
99% Functionality
75% Functionality
25% Functionality
Look & Feel just like natural teeth
Better than traditional dentures
Uncomfortable and can lead to slippage
Reduced jawbone loss
Moderate reduction of bone loss
Leads to aging and bone loss

Surgical Excellence at Our Naples Specialty Studio

Are you having trouble eating or sleeping because of a damaged or missing tooth? If yes, you don't need to suffer anymore - our board-certified surgeon in Naples, FL can help you. We offer a range of surgical options at our state-of-the-art studio to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. Our team at the Florida Dental Implant Institute has years of experience in oral surgeries and uses advanced technology to make your treatment as comfortable and safe as possible. We truly care about our patients and will do everything we can to help you smile again.

Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for You?

Rediscover the joy of a confident smile. With our state-of-the-art dental implant solutions, you're not just getting a procedure—you're investing in a lifetime of laughter, conversations, and moments shared. Whether you're looking to replace a single tooth or achieve a complete transformation, our expert team is here to guide you every step of the way.

While many patients qualify for dental implants, conditions like bone loss can lead to rejection by some dentists. However, with our experience and advanced equipment, we accommodate patients with severe bone loss, including those suitable for zygomatic implants.

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Specialists in Complex Cases and Zygomatic Dental Implants

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Dr. Eberle, DMD, MD, FACS

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Dr. Eberle is one of less than 100 doctors in the world with these credentials. He is recognized as a global authority on same-day dental implants, teeth-in-a-day, and All-On-4 procedures.
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While the placement of zygomatic implants is rare among many dental practices, the Florida Dental Implant Institute is a leader in complex oral surgery cases and provides dental implant solutions for severe bone loss. Our surgeon ranks among the world's best, with a track record of successfully placing thousands of dental implants.
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During your consultation, our implant specialist will evaluate the suitability of zygomatic implants for your unique case. One of the hallmarks of the Florida Dental Implant Institute is our ability to provide solutions for almost all cases, even for those patients who have faced rejections elsewhere due to significant bone loss.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main differences between removable dentures and fixed dental implants?

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Removable dentures are a cost-effective option, but they have limited functionality, providing only around 20 to 30 percent of the natural teeth's functionality. They may also slip, leading to gum damage. On the other hand, fixed dental implants offer almost the same functionality as natural teeth, do not slip, and help in maintaining bone density and facial structure.

Why are traditional removable dentures not the best choice for replacing teeth?

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They can slip, leading to gum damage, painful infections, and they do not support bone density, potentially causing a sunken face and premature aging. They can also change the way you talk, impacting your speech. And, a lot of people with dentures

What is the best option for replacing missing teeth?

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Full-arch permanent implants are the best option, providing functionality nearly identical to real teeth. They are fixed to the jawbone with four implants, made of durable zirconia, and do not come out.

Why are fixed full-arch dental implants better than dentures?

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They provide a nearly identical function to natural teeth, prevent bone loss, maintain facial structure, and are a permanent and hassle-free solution that requires no removal for cleaning.

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