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Fixed options for missing teeth

Are you missing teeth and feeling self-conscious about your smile? Don’t worry, there are several removable options available that can help restore your confidence and improve your oral health. In this dental blog, we will explore some of the common removable options for missing teeth.


Dentures are a classic option for replacing multiple missing teeth or even a full arch of teeth. They are removable prosthetic devices that are custom-made to fit your mouth and replace the missing teeth. Dentures can be either complete dentures, which replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or partial dentures, which replace only some missing teeth and attach to the remaining natural teeth with metal clasps or other attachments. Dentures are usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal, and they can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.


A flipper is a removable partial denture that is typically used as a temporary option to replace one or a few missing teeth. It is usually made of acrylic and has a wire clasp that attaches to the neighbouring teeth for stability. Flippers are lightweight and relatively inexpensive compared to other options, but they are not as durable and may need to be replaced more frequently.

Removable Dental Bridges

Removable dental bridges, also known as partial dentures, are similar to flipper dentures but are usually made with a metal framework for added strength and stability. They can replace one or more missing teeth and attach to the adjacent natural teeth with metal clasps or other attachments. Removable dental bridges can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.

Implant-Supported Overdentures

Implant-supported overdentures combine the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, and the overdenture is then attached to the implants with snaps or other attachments. This provides increased stability and retention compared to conventional dentures, allowing for improved chewing function and speech. Implant-supported overdentures are typically more expensive than traditional dentures, but they offer a more permanent and secure solution for replacing missing teeth.

Snap-On Smile

Snap-On Smile is a removable cosmetic dental appliance that can be used to replace missing teeth or improve the appearance of existing teeth. It is a thin, custom-made appliance made of durable dental resin that snaps over your natural teeth, covering the gaps and creating a more aesthetic appearance. Snap-On Smile is a non-invasive and reversible option for improving your smile without any permanent changes to your natural teeth.

Flexible Partial Dentures

Flexible partial dentures are made of a flexible thermoplastic material that is lightweight, comfortable, and durable. They are designed to adapt to the shape of your mouth and gums, providing a snug fit without metal clasps or other attachments. Flexible partial dentures are a discreet and comfortable option for replacing missing teeth, and they can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.

In conclusion, if you are missing teeth, there are several removable options available to restore your smile and improve your oral health. Dentures, flippers, removable dental bridges, implant-supported overdentures, Snap-On Smile, and flexible partial dentures are some of the common options that you can discuss with your dentist. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, and your dentist can help you choose the best option based on your individual needs, budget, and oral health condition. Remember, restoring your smile not only improves your appearance but also enhances your overall quality of life. So, don’t let missing teeth hold you back, explore the removable options available and complete your smile!

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