When you’re missing teeth, everyday things can quickly become a problem. It’s hard to talk, you can’t eat your favorite foods, and you don’t want to smile or laugh anymore. Your dentist may recommend replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge or a partial denture. But which one should you get? When you’re considering your restorative dental options, it’s important to know the benefits and drawbacks of all of your treatment options and take into consideration your own lifestyle and oral hygiene habits.
Both dentures and bridges fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. They prevent remaining teeth from shifting, and remember that it’s important for your remaining teeth to stay in their correct positions or else you could face more dental issues. Dentures and bridges also improve your chewing and speaking abilities.
But dentures and bridges function differently from each other, and your specific needs and lifestyle are important considerations when making oral health decisions.
Dental Bridge or Partial Denture: Which Should I Get?
- Replace multiple missing teeth
- Molded plate made of pink acrylic mimics appearance of gums
- Made to be removable
- Period of adjustment when it comes to eating and speaking with ease
- Learning curve for caring for your denture
- “Bridge” the gap left by one or more missing teeth
- Works best for small gaps
- Requires placement of crowns on each side of the gap
- Permanent and can only be removed by your dentist
- Typically more expensive than a partial denture
If you need to replace missing teeth, visit the Carolina Smiles team. We’ll evaluate your needs and the health of your remaining teeth to help you make the best decision for you.
If your budget is also a concern when it comes to making your decision, we offer a number of flexible financing options. Call us today to let us help you get the smile of your dreams at a cost you can afford!