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Partial Dentures

A removable bridge, removable partial denture, can readily be taken out of the mouth for cleaning.  Although removable bridges generally are less expensive, fixed bridges, when indicated may feel more stable and comfortable.  Depending on your situation, however, a removable bridge may be for you.  Removable bridges usually have replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases connected by metal framework.  They may attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.  A claspless removable bridge, when indicated, may provide better support and esthetics.  Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the way a removable bridge fits your mouth.  Dr. Smith will help determine type is right for you.

Once your missing teeth are replaced, eating should be a much more pleasant experience.  Since missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly, wearing a removable bridge can help with that, too. 

Fixed Bridges

A fixed bridge, or fixed partial denture, is a restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost.  Your appearance, dental health and the proper functioning or your mouth are all important reasons for wearing a fixed bridge.

A fixed bridge is attached to your natural teeth.  Different types of artificial teeth may be used in fixed bridges.  These include gold, porcelain fused to metal, and all-porcelain. 

A fixed bridge will look, feel and function like natural teeth.  And there‚Äôs no need to remove from mouth for cleaning.Type your paragraph here.