Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Now, denture wearers have an amazing new tooth replacement option: Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures. Both provide numerous advantages over traditional dentures and our team at Hereford Dental Health can educate you on your many general and cosmetic dentistry options in the Monkton, MD area. We also practice restorative dentistry with pride!

Some of the benefits of fixed or removable implant dentures includes:

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Provides up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t inhibit speaking ability
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Allows user to eat any type of food—even steak
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?

Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.

Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just four implants to stabilize the upper arch and just two for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90 percent of chewing ability.

Bone Condition

Implants require a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jaw bone affects whether or not it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.


Fixed implant dentures cost more, but some men and women believe the benefits outweigh the extra expense.


Fixed implant-stabilized dentures don’t have to be removed for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean conventional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.


Fixed dentures are stronger than removable dentures. Patients who prefer foods that are harder to chew should consider this.

Sleep Conditions

People with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it more onerous to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.

How Do I Choose?

Call us at Hereford Dental Health at 410-357-0099 to schedule an implant dentures consultation with Dr. Longenecker. We would be honored to serve your many general and cosmetic dentistry needs in the Monkton, MD area. 410-357-0099

Hereford Dental Health

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16928 York Rd
Monkton, Maryland