Partial Dentures (Bridges)
Partial dentures or bridges are used to fill in any gaps left by missing teeth. These types of dentures are generally constructed from either plastic or metal alloy. They are securely attached to your remaining teeth with metal clasps or flexible tooth coloured clasps.
What Are The Differences?
Plastic bridges are generally a lot cheaper but can damage the gums surrounding the teeth. Metal alloy partial dentures are usually made from an alloy of chromium cobalt and are much stronger than plastic partial dentures.Theys are comfortable to wear and do not damage the gums surrounding the teeth that they are attached to.
The Smile Centre can advise you on what type will best suit your needs. Bridges are only possible if you have enough strong teeth to attach to.
How Comfortable Are They?
Most patients get used to partial dentures within a few weeks. No more missing teeth, allowing you to speak and eat normally again.
Inserting and Removing
You should follow the instructions you receive about inserting and removing the denture very carefully and should never bite down on it to force it into position. The metal clasps are delicate and may bend or break if subjected to force.
How do you take care of partial dentures?
Just like complete dentures you will need to remove and brush your denture every day to remove any plaque, food debris and to help to prevent the build-up of stains. Be careful when you clean your partial dentures in order to avoid damaging the base or clasps.
The Smile Centre will be able to advise you on the best type of treatment for you. To book a free consultation, call us on 0800 327 7198. Alternatively, you can enquire online and we will call you back.