Dental Bridge - Fixed Partial Denture

Permanent Partial Denture

Chandler Dentist - Dental Bridge Single Tooth

A fixed dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth to help restore dental function and/or aesthetics. A dental bridge requires at least one tooth on both sides of the missing tooth or teeth to attach to and support the bridge.

There are four options for replacing missing teeth: a fixed-cemented dental bridge, a dental implant, a partial denture / removable bridge, or dentures.

A dental bridge restores needed chewing function and aesthetics. Tooth loss causes many problems, including the loss of chewing effectiveness, increased stress on the remaining teeth, and shifting of teeth behind and above the lost tooth. This can create an aesthetic dilemma for many people.

Fixed Dental Restoration Placement Procedure Time Frame

Life-expectancy of dental restorations

The lifespan of a dental restoration depends on several factors, such as the location of the dental bridge, the number of teeth the bridge spans, and how hard the patient is on the restoration.

When a Fixed Dental Bridge is a Good Solution

When the jawbone is compromised and will not support a dental implant, or the patient desires not to undergo implant surgery, a fixed dental bridge offers a good solution for some patients who are missing one or more teeth in a span.

A partial denture may be a better option for patients who do not have the supporting tooth structure or where the number of missing teeth in the span it too great.

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