Fixed Teeth vs. Removable - Woodstock, NY

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For a long time, dentures and bridges were the only tooth replacement options for people with missing teeth. Bridges were typically used to replace single teeth, while dentures replaced many teeth or full arches. In the 1960s, the first dental implants were introduced and since then, groundbreaking strides have been made in implant technologies and techniques. Today, if you’re missing all the teeth on your upper arch, lower arch or both, you have many choices. You can replace them with a conventional removable denture, removable or fixed implant supported dentures or full mouth dental implants. Dental implants in Woodstock, NY are a versatile tooth replacement solution that can restore health and aesthetics to your smile, whether you’re missing one tooth, many or all of them. Implants for dentures help restore your natural bite force, prevent bone loss and stimulate new bone growth. Once they fuse with your jawbone, dental implants offer unsurpassed stability, strength, function, aesthetics and longevity. Our implant dentist Dr. Patch offers a wide range dental implants in Woodstock, NY that will restore your smile, health and quality of life!

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A Comparison: Fixed Teeth Vs. Removable

In general, the two options for replacing missing teeth are fixed and removable. Modern dentures are made of hard acrylic resin with natural-looking teeth and a pink base that resembles your natural gum color. Full mouth dental implants don’t require the time-consuming maintenance associated with conventional dentures, which need to be removed and cleaned after eating and soaked overnight. Dental implants can be properly maintained with the same daily brushing and flossing routines as natural teeth. While impressions taken of your jaw help ensure dentures fit snugly against your gums, they can slip, click and cause gum irritation and speech issues. Full mouth dental implants replace tooth roots, so they fit and function like natural teeth, preserve bone and even stimulate new growth. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots progressively deteriorates. This leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. Removable implant supported dentures in Woodstock, NY stabilized by two or more dental implants can restore 60% of dental function. Implant supported dentures can also be designed as a fixed prosthesis that is only removable by a dental professional. If you’re looking for permanent dentures, the latter is your best option.

dentures model

Traditional Dentures

Made from acrylic (plastic)
Offers minimal support
Will need relines and repairs
Often loosens or falls out
Does not halt jawbone loss
Must be removed to clean
May be bulky
Low-cost treatment option
Qualifies for dental financing

implant supported dentures model

Implant Supported Dentures

Made from acrylic or porcelain
Support from 2+ implants
May need relines or repairs
Won’t slip, loosen, or fall out
Greater stability for eating
Removable for easy cleaning
Improves jawbone health
May not look or feel natural
Moderate treatment cost
Qualifies for dental financing

full arch dental implants

Full Arch Fixed Teeth

Designed from block of zirconia
Fixed to 4-8 implants
Comparable to natural teeth
Restores over 98% function
Promotes healthy jawbone
Resistant to bacteria and decay
Fracture and chip-resistant
Improves oral and overall health
Cared for like natural teeth
No additional maintenance
Highest treatment cost
Qualifies for dental financing

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What to Expect from Our
Dental Implant Process

During your initial visit at Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry, we’ll discuss your dental and medical history, take digital X-rays, and create a customized treatment plan based on your dental concerns and smile goals. We’ll then utilize advanced technology to capture digital diagnostics and images of your bone structure, nerve tissue, and sinus cavities. If you have inadequate bone to support dental implants, have active gum disease, or need teeth extracted, our dentists have the expertise to help you become an ideal candidate for dental implants in Woodstock, NY.

Once your treatment plan is created, we’ll administer your choice of sedation. Our oral surgeon will make small incisions in your gums and place 4-6 dental implants into your jawbone. Once placed, we’ll attach an abutment connector and temporary teeth will be placed on top.

As your mouth heals over the next 4-6 months and your implants fuse with your jawbone through osseointegration, you can eat comfortably and enjoy renewed smile aesthetics with the temporary prosthetic. Once your mouth has healed, we’ll place your final set of hand-crafted teeth that meet your smile specifications and our clinical recommendations, ensuring optimal aesthetics and long-term function. Once the final restoration is attached to your implants, you’ll experience better function, greater confidence, and an improved quality of life—for life!

Your Dream Smile is Within Reach

Dental implants in Woodstock, NY are one of the best investments you can make in your smile and quality of life. We’ve seen firsthand how dental implants change people’s lives and believe everyone deserves to enjoy these amazing benefits! Once you get dental implants, you’ll quickly discover why they’re considered the gold standard tooth replacement solution. Many insurance carriers consider dental implants a cosmetic procedure, so they offer no coverage or only partial coverage for the crown portion. We don’t want financial concerns to stop you from getting dental implants, so we offer top-rated third-party financing to make this transformative treatment more affordable.

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