What You Should Know About Dental Dentures VS. Bridges
It’s not an understatement to say that your teeth are a defining feature to most people. Everyday first interactions with others tend to be with a smile or a grin. Losing a tooth or teeth can be scary and create insecurity. Thankfully, losing teeth doesn’t mean it’s the end of a beautiful smile. There are several options available to those ready to feel comfortable with their teeth once again.
Dentures VS. Dental Bridges: Solutions for Missing Teeth
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, most people consider either dentures or bridges as possible solutions. While both options are effective, they differ in cost, longevity, and the amount of care they require. Both dentures and bridges are effective solutions for a significant problem, but each has its advantages in specific situations.
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace multiple missing teeth. When there is more space to cover inside your mouth, dentures create a more cost-effective solution than dental bridges. Dentures are typically made from acrylic or porcelain and are held in place by suction or a unique adhesive; because of this, dentures are generally more affordable than bridges and can be taken out for cleaning and other maintenance. However, they may require more frequent replacements due to normal wear and tear. Dentures are a great way to go if you’re looking for a cost-efficient solution for more than one missing tooth.
Wherein dentures are replaceable, dental bridges are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Bridges are better for smaller gaps because of their cost and are typically made from porcelain fused to metal. The bridge consists of two crowns on either side of your gap, with a false tooth or teeth in between. Bridges are more expensive than dentures but are designed to last many years. They also require less maintenance, as they cannot be removed and are cleaned as you would your natural teeth. Bridges are more expensive than dentures but won’t need a replacement due to their construction. A dental bridge might be your option if you’re looking for a more permanent solution.
Whether you’re considering dentures or a dental bridge, Grimes Dentistry has an effective solution for replacing missing teeth. We’ll sit down and discuss the best option for you based on your budget, how long you need the solution to last, and how much maintenance you are willing to put up with.
Give Grimes Dentistry a call if you’re ready to get your smile back to perfection. We’re ready to help your mouth feel confident again.
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