Can Anyone Get Fixed Dentures?

Thanks to advancements in dentistry, even patients with severe bone loss can now receive implant-supported dentures without needing bone grafting. Suppose you are missing several teeth or an entire row. In that case, you may benefit from fixed dentures or partial dentures supported by dental implants.

These dentures are a good option for individuals with significant tooth loss. They can provide a stable and permanent solution for missing teeth.

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Fixed Dentures: All You Need to Know

Fixed dentures serve as dental prostheses to replace missing teeth. These dentures are secured to dental implants acting as artificial tooth roots. Depending on the patient’s specific needs and the bone quality in their jaw, dental surgeons may insert dental implants into the jawbone, nasal, or zygomatic bone. To ensure that fixed dentures are stableprosthodontists and dental technicians collaborate with dental surgeons to design and create them, providing lasting, comfortable, and natural-looking solutions.

Renowned for their comfort and stability, implant-supported dentures are a superior alternative to traditional removable dentures. They are significantly more stable and secure, enhancing eating and speaking abilities. As a popular choice for many, these fixed dentures are permanent, eliminating the need for nightly removal and simplifying maintenance.

Overall, fixed dentures are more comfortable than removable dentures, which can be bulky and lead to mouth sores.

To regain your entire smile with fixed dentures, dentists attach implants to prostheses, which can replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth. Using All-on-4 and All-on-6 techniques, dentists can restore all your new teeth in less than 24 hours. This ‘immediate-loading‘ procedure offers instant results, allowing you to receive your dentures on the same day of your surgery. Our Smile24h Expert Clinics – ZAGA Centers Network specialists are proficient in these efficient options, the reason why at Smile24h, we will always recommend them for advanced dentistry treatments.

Types of Fixed Dentures: Comprehensive Guide

Fixed dentures represent a cornerstone in dental restoration, providing patients with aesthetic appeal and functional integrity

Choosing fixed dentures involves considering several factors, such as cost, the availability of nearby treatment centers, and specific patient needs. It is crucial to seek treatment from dental implant experts specializing in advanced dentistry.

 ZAGA Center Network members provide top-notch care, offering personalized and advanced treatment options for dental restoration needs.

This section further discusses various types of fixed dentures, attachment options, and advanced techniques to help patients understand their choices.

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Dentures supported by dental implants

Dental implants can support complete and partial fixed denturesalso known as dental bridges. While complete dentures replace all the teeth in an arch (either lower or upper), partial dentures, also known as dental bridges, fill the gaps caused by missing teeth. They can be supported by dental implants or attached to remaining adjacent teeth.

If you still have some healthy teeth remaining, consider the advantages of partial fixed dentures mounted on dental implants. These dentures are durable and functional and look natural, unlike traditional bridges that rely on adjacent teeth for support. Moreover, implant-supported bridges are crucial in maintaining jawbone health and adjacent teeth by evenly distributing biting forces. They also prevent the bone loss that typically occurs with tooth loss, making them a superior choice.

Fixed Implant Dentures, complete or partial, are modern solutions for comprehensive restoration, including several types of attachment options:

  • Common Implants: Posts, generally made of titanium, are inserted into the jawbone and serve as the foundation for implant-supported dentures.
  • Zygomatic Implants: Longer implants anchored in the zygomatic bone, suitable for patients with insufficient jawbone density.

Who is a Candidate for Fixed Dentures?

Patients eligible for fixed dentures typically require sufficient jawbone to support complete, fixed, implant-supported dentures. However, those who have suffered long-term tooth loss or have worn dentures for extended periods may experience severe jawbone loss, known medically as severe maxillary atrophy. This condition not only leads to oral health issues but also complicates the placement of traditional implants, often requiring extensive bone grafting.

Zygomatic implants present a viable alternative for patients lacking adequate jawbone and who cannot undergo bone grafting. Anchored in the cheekbone, zygomatic implants provide a robust foundation for fixed dentures in patients with significant bone loss. Although the procedure is complex, it offers a solution for those who otherwise might not qualify for standard dental implants due to insufficient bone.

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Fixed Dentures Cost: What to Expect Regarding Fixed Dentures Prices

The price of fixed dentures can vary greatly. It depends on factors such as the type of denture, the materials used, and the complexity of the dental case. Additionally, the location of the dental practice can also affect the cost.

 

  • Fixed denture costs can vary, from cheaper essential bridges to pricier implant-supported options. Prices can differ significantly.
  • Fixed Dentures prices vary widely based on the type of dental work needed, such as implants like All-on-4 and All-on-6. The cost reflects the personalized care and technical skills required for these procedures.

 

When considering fixed denture costs, remember that prices can vary depending on where you are and which clinic you choose. Generally, the reconstruction of a single tooth costs between €1,800 and 2,200 USD.

Suppose there are 16 teeth spanning from the last molar on one side of the mouth to the last molar on the other. In that case, the cost for a full mouth reconstruction shouldn’t be calculated by simply multiplying the price of one tooth by 16. Advanced techniques like All-on-4 and All-on-6 require only 4 to 6 implants to secure a complete set of teeth. Thus, we can estimate that these treatments cost 4 to 7 times more than reconstructing a single tooth.

Due to the complex surgery involved, zygomatic implants are more expensive, 10-11 times more than a single tooth reconstruction.

These prices are estimates. It is important to talk to dental specialists who focus on implants for an exact cost. They will provide advice and prices based on your needs. They want to ensure you have the necessary information to make informed decisions about your dental health. If you wish to learn more about this topic, don’t miss our article “How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

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Type of TreatmentCost
1 Implanted ToothAround 1,800€ (2,200 USD)
All-on-4/All-on-64-7 Times Implanted Tooth Price
Zygomatic Implants10-11 Times Implanted Tooth Price

Please note that these figures are indicative and may vary. For the right price, talk to a dentist from the ZAGA Center Network, considered Smile24h Expert Clinics, for advice on zygomatic implants, complete fixed dentures, and fixed partial dentures, as ZAGA Doctors are aligned with the ZAGA Philosophy and its “patient-first” approach, always crafting tailored treatments for each patient needs.

Prices are estimates and can change based on procedure complexity, materials, and clinic location. Consulting with a dental expert can get a more accurate quote tailored to your needs.

The ZAGA Center Network helps you find experts in zygomatic implants and fixed dentures for top-quality dental care. Contact a ZAGA dental specialist for personalized advice and pricing to make informed decisions about your dental treatment. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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