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Cosmetic Dentist in San Marino

Fixed-Hybrid Design vs. Removable Loctor Design

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are several options available. These options may vary depending on your specific needs, preferences, and your budget. For people interested in getting the most support possible, then dental implants are the way to go. Regular implants, implants of the fixed-hybrid design, are completely set in place and cannot be removed. They are as strong and reliable as natural teeth. But the idea of immovable dentures may be troubling for some, which is why removable locator design implants also exist. These dental implants use a unique anchor that allows patients to remove their dentures on their own if desired. These implants can be custom designed so that they provide you with the strength of natural teeth while also allowing you to remove them as well, though they still involve implant roots that are surgically attached to your jawbone like a natural tooth root, would. Depending on your needs as well as the overall health of your jawbone, you may be better suited for one option over the other. Budget and insurance coverage may factor in as well, especially since later restorations, adjustments and additional work can be quite costly with removable locator design implants due to their general complexity.