Many different types of dental implant restorations are available to help everyone who wants to get dental implant restoration for their smile.
Dental implant crowns: Dental implant crowns are single-unit restorations for replacing just one tooth. Each implant crown connects to a single implant. These implants are almost always fixed, not removable, though they may be bonded in place or secured with a screw.
Dental implant bridges: Dental implant bridges are multi-unit restorations for replacing more than one tooth. Usually, these connect to at least two dental implants. For the most part, people use the term “dental bridge” to refer to a replacement for more than one tooth, but less than a full arch. However, sometimes people refer to an All-on-X restoration as a dental bridge, even though it’s a full arch replacement. These are typically fixed, not removable.
Dental implant dentures: Dental implant dentures are typically replacements for an entire arch of teeth. Both fixed and removable implant dentures are common.
Fixed implant restoration: This describes a dental implant restoration where the patient can’t easily remove their restoration. These may be secured by screws or bonded to the implant or abutment.
Removable implant restoration: This describes a dental implant restoration designed so a patient can remove it. Snap-in dentures are a common type of removable restoration, but there are many different attachment schemes possible.