Fixed Dentures (Hybrids)
What are Fixed Dentures?
Are All-on-4® Dental Implants The Same as Fixed Dentures?
Why Choose Dental Implants Instead of Dentures
Can Temporary Dentures Be Placed The Same Day?
Fixed Dentures FAQ’s
Here at Prodental Dallas, we always want to answer our patients’ questions as best as we can. Here are a few that we often receive:
What Does Fixed Partial Denture Mean?
A fixed partial denture (FDP) is attached mechanically, screwed, or joined to natural teeth, dental implant abutments, or roots.
How to Remove Fixed Denture?
Fixed dentures can be removed in our dental office by Dr. Roe. If you have an implant supported prosthetic, he will unscrew it from the abutment. This should be done once a year by Dr. Roe to be cleaned and inspected. In some cases, it may need to be cut off if it won’t come off with the removal tool.
How to Clean Fixed Denture?
Since this prosthetic does not come out like traditional dentures, you will brush them the same way you do natural teeth. You’ll want to use an extra-soft bristled brush and a denture approved toothpaste.
To clean the gums under your dental appliance, you will need to use superfloss. This specific floss has an end that can be threaded under the denture. Also, you can use a water flosser to clean.
What is a Fixed Denture Vs. a Removable Denture?
A fixed denture is only ever removed by the dentist, whereas removable dentures should be removed by the patient for cleaning. The fixed appliance will not move around in the mouth and has little chance of falling out. It is treated more like your natural teeth.
A removable denture must be removed every night for cleaning. It should not be worn during sleep. Also, dentures can move while talking or eating.
What is a Fixed Denture Vs. Bridge?
Most often, fixed dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. A bridge is a good option when you have one or two missing teeth. Both of these options are fixed in the mouth and do not require the dental appliance to be removed by the patient.
What Are Fixed Denture Advantages and Disadvantages?
There are many advantages to fixed dentures. Patients love that it allows them to eat and talk without them moving around. Also, this prosthetic can be worn to bed and stays in your mouth while cleaning.
One of the disadvantages to this type of appliance is cleaning. To keep your gums healthy, you must stay diligent in cleaning the gums underneath the denture.
Financing Options For Dental Implants
We work with our patients to make sure they can afford the dental implants they need. That is why we offer financing options to our patients. You can sign up with financing through these two sources:
Lending Club offers flexible plans that will give you low monthly options. You can sign up for this financing options without a down payment. You’ll get 3-7 weeks before you have to send in your first payment.
Once you are approved for Care Credit, you can make monthly payments. They have interest free options for 12 months plans. If you need longer then that, they offer extended plans for up to 60 months with interest.
We Work With All Insurance Companies
Our office is willing to work with all insurance companies. We are not controlled by insurances, so they cannot dictate your care, but we’re happy to file with your insurance company for reimbursement. We will collect our fee at the time of service and your insurance company will send you reimbursement directly for anything they cover.