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Difference Between a Partial Denture and a Bridge


Posted on 10/20/2019 by Dr. Shiotsu
Difference Between a Partial Denture and a BridgeIf you are missing a few teeth and have heard about both a partial denture and a bridge, then you may want to know which is the best one to go with.

Knowing more about each of these can help you decide which is the best for you. Our dentist is also able to recommend the best possible option for you to go with depending on your situation, so it is important to speak with us regarding your situation and your options.

Partial Dentures

The partial dentures that patients can get are when there are no anchor teeth that can be attached too. This is a system or device that is slipped into the mouth and then attached to different areas of the mouth and fills in gaps that would otherwise be missing inside the mouth.

The piece is able to be removed when they are not in use, or when the patient is sleeping. This may be something a patient wouldn't want to deal with.

Dental Bridges

Bridges are fixed to natural teeth that are in the mouth. They create a bridge of artificial teeth between two good teeth in the mouth. This is used when there are anchor teeth that can be used for this purpose.

When you have only a few missing teeth, bridges are often used because they are a more permanent solution for those that want replacement teeth. They cannot be taken out, unlike partial dentures, and they provide a solid fit inside the mouth for the patient.

If you're considering a partial denture or bridge, speak with our office today to set up an appointment. We can schedule a time for you to come in and get an exam to find out if you are a good candidate for either of these options depending on your specific situation.
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