Fixed Teeth vs. Removable



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Living with missing teeth can cause debilitating embarrassment and pain in everyday life. Eating is uncomfortable, you feel self-conscious about your smile, and your health is declining. If you’re in this situation, you have multiple tooth replacement options to choose from and not all are created equal. When choosing an option, it’s best to consider what improvements you’d like in your new smile. Removable dentures, fixed bridges, and implant supported dentures in Woodbridge and Bristow, VA are three routes you can take to replace your missing teeth. We encourage you to explore your options for fixed or removable teeth, then schedule your consultation or free second opinion with our implant dentist, Dr. Tamesha Morris, today.


The Difference Between “Fixed” And Removable

You most likely understand what it means to have a removable set of teeth. Until recently, dentures were the only way to replace a full arch of missing teeth, but often present more problems than they solve. Today, we can offer an alternative option: a fixed bridge of teeth that remains strong and stable in your mouth. What makes a solution fixed? Dental implants! Surgically placed in your jawbone, the dental implant posts and your bone act like natural tooth roots. This will provide a sturdy base onto which a denture or a bridge of teeth can be attached. A fixed solution can permanently restore your biting and chewing power, oral and overall health, self-confidence, and quality of life! We offer all these solutions at Momentum Dental, along with the expertise to place and restore dental implants in-house.


Comparing Your Full Arch Options

Traditional Dentures


Last 5+ years

May require adhesives

Allow bone recession

Limit food choices

Implant Supported Dentures

Removable or fixed

Last 10+ years

Secured by 2+ implants

Limit bone recession

Expand food choices

Full Mouth Dental Implants

Fixed for lasting support

Last decades to a lifetime

Secured by 4+ implants

Prevent bone recession

No dietary limitations


Benefiting From A Fixed Smile

  •  Teeth that remain stable and strong
  •  Comfortably eat all your favorite foods
  •  Maintain a healthy jawbone
  •  Preserve your natural facial structure
  •  Improved speech and enunciation
  •  Feel confident and healthy

Comprehensive Treatment In One Location

Our implant dentist, Dr. Morris, has a unique level of training and experience to offer all phases of your dental implant treatment right in our office. She uses sophisticated technology, including the iTero® intraoral scanner and CBCT imaging, to digitally map out your implant surgery. Using this information, she collaborates with our partnering dental lab to both create your custom surgical guide and design your restoration with artistry and precision to look and function just like natural teeth. With this level of planning, Dr. Morris can often achieve primary stability of your dental implants right after surgery, so a temporary set of teeth can be immediately attached. Maintaining the quality and personalization of your care, Dr. Morris and our team at Momentum Dental can provide you with a new smile and quality of life with dental implants!

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