Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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People who are missing teeth have better replacement options than ever before. Implant-supported dentures from Staten Island Dental Care may be the next best thing to getting a third set of teeth.

Implant-supported dentures are dentures held in place with dental implants. They’ve got many advantages over traditional dentures:

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Furnishes up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t reduce speaking power
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Allows user to eat any type of food—even steak
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable Implant Dentures?

Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.

Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.

To decide which type of implant-supported dentures are right for you, please call us at Staten Island Dental Care to schedule an appointment.

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:


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1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York


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