October 22, 2015
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A full set of permanent dentures is not necessary in many cases.  A dental bridge is used to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.  Another option is removable partial dentures for replacing missing teeth.  There are many reasons to keep in mind when opting for removable partial dentures. Not only can partial dentures improve your appearance, but they can also improve your oral health by keeping what remaining teeth you have in place. If you opt for a dental bridge, your dentist will fit customized crowns to the teeth on either side of the gap that will need to be bridged. A false tooth (or in some cases teeth) called a pontic is attached to the crowns and replaces your missing tooth and or teeth.
Depending on your oral health care needs, you can choose partial dentures that are removable, but keep in mind that bridges are permanently cemented into place. There are three main types of bridges that fit or suit a variety of dental restoration:
Traditional:  Which involves placing crowns on the teeth that border the missing teeth.
Cantilever:  This is a type of bridge used if you only have teeth on one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Maryland Bonded:  This is a type of bridge that consists of a porcelain tooth (or teeth) in a metal framework, with wings to attach this style bridge to existing teeth.
In order to get the maximum benefit from a dental bridge it is important to keep the surrounding, supporting teeth healthy, therefore, be sure to follow a consistent oral care routine of twice a day tooth brushing and daily flossing. If you put this into practice and continue to practice good oral hygiene, and also see a dentist regularly, partial dentures can actually last anywhere from 5 to 15 years.
Feel free to contact Malwin & Malwin Family Dentistry if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding dentures.  


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