False teeth attached to the jaw are called permanent dentures. Permanent dentures are an alternate solution to removable dentures. They’re held in place using dental implants which makes them stable.
Permanent dentures look and feel exactly like your natural teeth. They do not fall out or get misplaced. They’re made of dental materials like acrylic, nylon, porcelain, resin, or metal.
Most patients are comfortable with the fixed-removable option. They can easily remove their teeth at night to clean them and fix them back as easily.
In the overdenture option, some implants are placed in your jaw, and then traditional dentures are placed on it. It is made out of acrylic and denture teeth. Some also have a metal bar for support.
It is simple to take out for cleaning purposes
Less expensive option
Fewer implants are placed when compared to other denture options
Some patients may not like it since it can be removed
The acrylic may stain if abrasives are used on it for cleaning
It can also chip over time just like natural teeth
Maintenance is required twice per year
This option is great for patients who like to take it out for cleaning. The Deutsch Removable Bridge option does not detach unless you want it to. Just like overdenture, this is also made out of acrylic with metal bars for support.
Fewer implants are placed
Easy to hide problems like severe bone and tissue loss
Some patients may not like it due to its removable nature
Chips over time
The acrylic might stain if abrasives are used for cleaning
Expensive due to the lab bills
Fixed Implant Options
This is one of the most extensively used denture options. It has a metal that is wrapped with acrylic and denture teeth. This denture option does not come off during chewing or sneezing as it is fixed.
Difficult to clean
Can chip over time
Acrylic may stain
Maintenance is mandatory every six months
Zirconia is a white material and no metal is required in the restoration. It is very strong, and will not stain or chip like acrylics.
Will not stain, chip, or break
Difficult to clean
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