Dentures at Rochester Dental Clinic

At Rochester Dental Clinic, we understand the importance of having a functional and beautiful smile. Dentures are a common and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, and we offer several options to cater to your specific needs and preferences. Here, we discuss the three main types of dentures: traditional removable dentures, locator-based removable dentures, and fixed hybrid appliances. Each option has its pros and cons, and while there is no right or wrong decision, your desire to eat what you want and enjoy life to the fullest may incline you towards an implant-based appliance for your new smile. 

Traditional Removable Dentures


  • Cost-Effective: Traditional removable dentures are generally the most affordable option for tooth replacement.
  • Non-Invasive: This type of denture does not require surgery, making it a suitable choice for patients who prefer a non-invasive approach.
  • Easy to Adjust: Adjustments to the fit of traditional dentures can be made relatively easily by your dentist.


  • Stability: Traditional dentures can sometimes slip or move, especially when eating or speaking, which can cause discomfort and embarrassment.
  • Maintenance: These dentures need to be removed and cleaned regularly, which can be inconvenient for some patients.
  • Bone Loss: Without the stimulation of natural teeth or implants, the jawbone may continue to shrink over time, affecting the fit of the dentures. 

Locator-Based Removable Dentures


  • Improved Stability: Locator-based dentures are secured with dental implants, which provide better stability compared to traditional removable dentures.
  • Enhanced Chewing Efficiency: With implants providing a secure foundation, you can chew more effectively and enjoy a wider variety of foods.
  • Bone Preservation: The implants help stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.


  • Surgical Procedure: Placement of the implants requires a minor surgical procedure, which may not be suitable for all patients.
  • Cost: This option is more expensive than traditional dentures due to the cost of implants and the surgical procedure.
  • Maintenance: While more stable, locator-based dentures still need to be removed for cleaning and maintenance.

Fixed Hybrid Appliances


  • Permanent Solution: Fixed hybrid appliances are secured with multiple dental implants and are not removable by the patient, providing a permanent and stable solution.
  • Natural Feel: These dentures feel more like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
  • Bone Preservation: Like locator-based dentures, the implants help maintain bone density and facial structure by stimulating the jawbone.


  • Cost: Fixed hybrid appliances are typically the most expensive option due to the number of implants required and the complexity of the procedure.
  • Surgical Procedure: The placement of multiple implants requires a more extensive surgical procedure.
  • Maintenance: While the dentures themselves are not removable, regular dental visits are necessary to ensure the health of the implants and surrounding tissues. 

Making the Right Choice

Choosing the right type of denture depends on your individual needs, lifestyle, and budget. At Rochester Dental Clinic, we are committed to helping you make an informed decision that best suits your preferences. If your desire is to enjoy a wide variety of foods and have a stable, long-lasting solution, you may be inclined towards an implant-based appliance for your new smile. However, traditional removable dentures remain a viable and cost-effective option for many patients. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering dentures and want to explore your options, schedule a consultation with our team at Rochester Dental Clinic. We will discuss your goals, assess your oral health, and help you choose the best denture solution for your needs. Let us help you achieve a smile that enhances your quality of life and restores your confidence. 

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