Removable partial dentures
Choose what is best for you
Not everyone needs a full set of permanent prosthesis. A dental bridge fills the interdental space created by the loss of one or more teeth and removable partial dentures are another option to replace missing teeth. There are several reasons to consider using this type of prosthesis, these not only improve your appearance, prostheses also help improve your oral health, helping to keep the rest of your teeth in place. If you choose to use a dental bridge, your dentist will place customized to close the interdental space filled with the bridge crowns teeth. A false (or teeth) tooth called pontic is adhered to tooth crowns and replaces (or teeth) missing (s).
Depending on your oral health needs, you can choose to use removable dentures or permanent fixed bridges. There are three main types of bridges that fit different types of dental restorations:
Traditional: this style include placing crowns on teeth bordering the space of missing teeth.
Cantilever: this style bridge is used if you have teeth only on one side of the tooth (or teeth) missing.
Maryland: This type of bridge consists of a tooth (or teeth) of porcelain in a metal frame, which binds with bands to the abutment teeth. To have the benefit of the dental bridge to the maximum, it is essential to keep teeth healthy pillars; be sure to follow a regular oral care routine that includes brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
If you practice good dental hygiene and visit your dentist regularly, their partial dentures can last between 5 to 15 years.