Fixed Implant Bridges vs Implant Snap Dentures

October 3, 2018

ImplantsAre you missing some teeth and wondering what your best options for replacement teeth are? Well, we have some answers for you about Fixed Implant Bridges vs Implant Snap Dentures!

We’ll start by talking about fixed implant bridges. These bridges can replace anywhere from a few missing teeth to a full arch of missing teeth. It is a permanent option as the replacement teeth are fixed to the bone acting as tooth roots. They act as the original teeth in that they are very strong and will need to be brushed and flossed. Depending on how many teeth are missing the bridge will need to be anchored in strategic places so that it has a stronghold. This option is great for those who want a permanent option and don’t mind the upkeep.

Next, we will discuss Implant Snap Dentures. These are a full replacement denture that acts like a traditional denture in that the gums provide support. However, these dentures do differ in that they are stabilized by dental implants. This allows for the denture to snap into the implants and provide a strong hold yet still be removable. This option is great for someone who likes the ability to remove their dentures and there is no need to floss.

Either option will provide the user with a much-improved experience over traditional dentures it is an individual’s decision as to whether they chose the fixed implant bridges or the implant snap dentures. The fixed implant bridges are more expensive upfront however with care and upkeep can last a lifetime and only you and your doctor know that they are implants and not your real teeth. Comparably the implant snap dentures are a much lower cost upfront and do have the flexibility to be removed, however, they will not last you a lifetime and will at some point need to be replaced. We hope this helps you to have a better idea of both fixed implant bridges and implant snap dentures are!

To learn more about the difference between Fixed Implant and Implant Snap dentures contact us or call 303-451-1111.

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