Should I choose a removable or fixed denture?

middle aged woman smiling friendly There are two types of dentures available at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, including both removable and fixed. While both are reliable ways of replacing missing teeth, one may be better for a patient over another based on their unique dental situation. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro of Mesa, AZ, can help you determine whether you are a better fit for a removable or a fixed denture. Here are some things to consider when making your decision:

Removable dentures are easy to take in and out, so they can be cleaned easily. They are also less expensive than fixed dentures. However, they may not fit as snugly as fixed dentures, and they can irritate the gums. This causes many patients to avoid wearing their dentures due to discomfort. Patients seeking a more economical solution that requires a little more care may consider the benefits of using removable dentures over fixed dentures.

Fixed dentures are more expensive than removable dentures, but they offer a more secure fit. They cannot be removed, so they require more care when cleaning. Fixed dentures may also require periodic adjustments from your dentist to maintain a comfortable fit. These dentures are held in place using dental implants along the gum line that ensure they fit and function at their best. Also known as implant-retained dentures, this type of denture can provide a restoration that provides more confidence when eating one’s favorite foods, such as a juicy steak or a crisp apple.

How do I choose the right denture for my needs?

During an initial consultation visit and evaluation with our team of providers, you will learn more about each of these restorations to fully understand the pros and cons of each. More information about these restorations is a great way to ensure you make an educated decision about your oral health and needs.

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If you are located in the Mesa, AZ community and are considering the advantages of each type of denture available for you, we encourage you to call our office to request a visit. Call 480-834-6991 today!

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A Message From Our Office

Our office is approaching Dr. Scott LeSueur's retirement as of November 1, 2022. He has thoroughly enjoyed the private practice of dentistry for over 41 years and has now chosen to retire to follow some of his other life dreams.

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