If you have concerns about tooth replacement and are wondering what your options are, you might be considering bridges or partial dentures. Both of these are great solutions for missing teeth. When made with high-quality materials and expert construction, they can last a long time while also feeling quite comfortable. Tooth-colored materials can be matched to your existing teeth. But there are important differences you should know about before making a decision.
What Are Bridges?
Typically, bridges are designed to replace only one or two missing teeth. They’re made with a crown at both ends. The crowns keep the bridge in place, so it’s not removable. A well-constructed bridge that is taken care of can last up to ten years. There are typically no restrictions on what you can eat or drink with a bridge.
What Are Partials?
A partial denture or partial is made to replace a greater number of missing teeth, but where you still have some natural teeth to hold it in place. It’s removable for cleaning and adjustment. You can expect a partial to last 5-10 years, although with proper care, it could last longer. When wearing a partial, it’s wise to avoid foods that may be too tough, sticky or hard to eat without damaging it.
Are You a Redmond Resident Ready for Bridges or Partial Dentures?
Beautiful Smiles Dental & Denture Care is your locally owned, full-service dental practice. Our on-site denture lab allows us to deliver advanced care on the spot. Our caring and dedicated providers are here for you, whether you need denture care, dental implants, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry or tooth replacement services in a clean and comfortable office. Contact us today for an appointment with one of our highly-rated dental professionals to see what kind of dentures are right for you.
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