A fixed denture is a bridge permanently mounted to dental implants. This offers a solution that is comfortable and successful, and the most reliable alternative to removable dentures. It’s the closest thing to having your natural teeth back because they look, function, and feel just like natural teeth.
Most importantly, they literally become part of your jaw, which gives them a strong anchor that will allow you to eat virtually anything you want. Tooth loss can be a traumatizing event. When teeth are gone, the bone immediately begins to dissolve and shrink, both horizontally and vertically. This causes loss of support and stability for a prosthetic device (denture), meaning dentures loosen and cease to fit well, and must be relined or new ones made.
But even worse, as bone loss increases, support for the mouth and face is compromised, and the negative effect on facial esthetics, speech, self-esteem, and even nutrition and overall health cannot be overstated. That is why the gold standard now in alternatives to removable dentures is dental implants, because they provide the ridge of bone that holds your teeth with continued stimulation, just like natural tooth roots, keeping the bone healthy and whole, and thus preventing features from sagging and shifting, causing that old-age sunken-in appearance, like a witch’s chin.