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Implants II

Fixed Removable

The term fixed removable can be a confusing concept for patients. Which one is it, fixed or removeable? The simple answer is both. There can be an occasion where a patient does not desire a removable appliance in their mouth but they are not a good candidate for fixed crown and bridge on their implants. This may be due to the number and location of implants or the amount of the bony ridge that is missing. The teeth could become excessively long when restoring and having some denture base to provide lip support may be important. In this case, the protheses is removable by the dentist but stays fixed in the patients mouth. It can be removed for repair or to be professionally cleaned.

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