A dental bridge is essentially used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is attached to the two other teeth around the space – “bridging” them together. A bridge is ideal when the supporting teeth surrounding the gap are strong and healthy.
Missing teeth can also be replaced with dental implants or dentures.
A bridge may be a good solution when neighbouring teeth already have crowns or large fillings
A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. A partial denture can be used to replace some missing teeth where implants or bridges are not possible whilst a complete denture is indicated when all natural teeth are missing.
A denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and chrome cobalt (metal framework). The chrome cobalts require more time in fabrication, but provide a better fit and more patient comfort, as well as being healthier for the remaining teeth
During the first few days you are advised to wear them most of the time except when sleeping. Always remove the dentures before going to bed. This will allow your gum tissues to rest and promote oral health. Remember to soak the dentures in water to prevent them from drying out.
A good set of dentures helps you to eat, speak, function, and often improves a person’s appearance