Choosing Between Fixed and Removable Prostheses

Fixed and Removable Prostheses

There are fixed and removable prostheses and depending on the one you choose to solve the problem of tooth loss, it will make a difference. We know that it is a difficult decision and that is why we have decided to help you with the information about each one in this article.

The most important thing when making the decision between a fixed prosthesis or a removable prosthesis is that you bear in mind that the prosthesis can help you in your chewing processes, that you can speak and that it looks natural.

Fixed prosthesis

fixed prosthesis is placed with the help of dental implants that have been placed in your jaw. Implants replace the root of lost teeth and are the support of the prosthesis. After placing the implants embedded in the bone, the prosthesis is screwed onto the implants.

This type of prosthesis is fixed because you cannot remove it or remove it. This can only be done by the specialist if it must be removed for maintenance or adjustments. This is also considered one of the advantages of the fixed prosthesis, since you will not have to worry about it, just maintain the care that the specialist indicates and carry out the controls that are required to verify its proper functioning and condition.

To be able to use a fixed prosthesis, the bone and tissues of the mouth must be healthy.

Characteristic of a fixed prosthesis

  • Safety: it is fixed very well and is safe when speaking and chewing, without risk of detachment. It is only removed for maintenance in the times indicated by the specialist.
  • Hygiene: cleaning is done just like your natural teeth.
  • Comfort: it does not lose its adjustment, it has no palate and it is quite aesthetic.

Removable prosthesis

As its name indicates, this type of prosthesis is removable, that is, you can remove it and put it back on whenever you need it.

A removable prosthesis requires implants to build the structure in which the prosthesis is to be held.

Characteristics of a removable prosthesis

  • Removable: it is possible to remove it. You must bear in mind that this type of prosthesis must be removed after each meal to clean it.
  • Fixing: it is necessary to use additional elements to fix it as an adhesive paste.
  • Safety: this type of prosthesis can become loose or move and the gum can be reduced if it is used for a long time.
  • Cost: they are cheaper compared to fixed prostheses.

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