Fixed dentures are a full mouth dentures that are fixed in the mouth. They can not come out without the aid of a dentist. A fixed denture is fixed in place by attaching the denture to multiple dental implants. At least 4 dental implants are required to support a fixed denture. Once connected to the dental implants, fixed dentures are the pinnacle of prosthetic teeth replacement. Not only do that not come out of the mouth, they also look and feel just like one’s natural teeth.
Case Study 1
Ms. R had been living with a lower denture for years, but wanted something a little more “permanent.” This lower fixed denture stayed in her mouth by connecting to four implants. Although various options exist, this particular fixed denture was made out of metal and porcelain which allowed for a very smooth, lifelike and shiny surface.