Dental Bridges and removable dentures are both excellent options when it comes to having a replacement for a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. However, in some cases, a bridge, or fixed bridge, can be a better option than removable dentures. In this article, we are going to cover some of the circumstances that would make this the case.
When would choosing a bridge over removable dentures be good?
When a person is looking to replace teeth, both options can be good. However, in some cases choosing a fixed bridge can be better for someone to choose. We are going to give a brief overview of that case that can help in making the best choice for your teeth and oral health.
Although removable dentures will replace the teeth, and are very affordable, aside from these two facts there is not many more benefits when it comes to dentures. However, with a fixed bridge, a person can avoid some annoying issues that occur with removable dentures.
Some of the disadvantages of removable dentures
Removable dentures can have disadvantages. These include:
- Discomfort and annoyance when eating and chewing
- A person’s speech being negatively affected
- Affecting the teste of food
- Soreness with the gums from the movement of the dentures
- An unnatural appearance of the teeth
However, if cost is an issue for a patient, removable dentures could be the best option. If this is not a factor in choosing, then removable dentures are typically not the best option for replacing teeth.
Why a dental bridge could be the better option
Getting a dental bridge replaces a full arch of teeth, which include 4 teeth (or all 8 teeth if a person chooses). It is best to consult with your dentist on which option will be best, but a dentist will gladly give their expertise on which would be best for each person's case.
The benefits of fixed bridges over dentures
Dental implants will be placed in the spots that a tooth root was lost. This will help avoid any jawbone loss or deterioration over time.
- Healthier for the jawbone
- A bridge will be installed over the top over a few visits to the dentist
- A person will quickly experience the ease of eating, chewing and regaining a normal life with a dental bridge
Have more questions about why bridges are preferred over dentures?
Although dentures are cost-effective when it comes to oral health if that is not an issue, then cheaper is not better. Bridges have many benefits compared to dentures. We can help you in understanding the many benefits that bridges bring compared to removable dentures in the long-term/
Dental bridges are an amazing choice for replacing teeth. They have many benefits over removable dentures, and our office staff would be glad to answer any additional questions. We are happy to help you in making the best decision for your oral health that aligns with your financial means. Contact us today!
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