Naylors Court Dental Partners

What is the difference between a dental bridge and a partial?

If you have missing teeth, we always recommend tooth replacement—not only for your emotional well-being but to promote better oral health.

When you have a missing tooth, your remaining teeth migrate toward the roomy opening, which can lead to tooth wear, cavities, and other oral health conditions.

If you’ve considered a dental bridge but thought it was similar to a partial denture, you are correct. However, there are a few key differences.

A dental bridge in Pikesville, MD is a prosthetic of restorative teeth situated between dental crowns. These crowns cap one tooth on either side of your smile gap, allowing the restoring teeth to fill in space. This is not a removable prosthetic, and it requires a special brush and floss threader for cleaning, specifically near the gum line.

A partial denture stands in for scattered tooth loss. The prosthetic holds teeth that fill in your smile gaps, but you can remove your partial for soaking or cleaning with a denture brush and denture paste.

These are both fantastic options, and your dentist can help you decide which is best for your smile goals.

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If you’re considering tooth replacement, we are here to help you achieve that goal. Contact a friendly staff member to get started.

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