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While dental implants are by far the most natural looking and long lasting way to replace one or more missing teeth, they are the costliest option, and therefore not always the best option for patients on a tight budget. At Riverbend Dental Center, we offer a wide variety of options to replace one or more missing teeth. Depending on your specific case and budget, Dr. Schmidt can present a number of different options to help you restore your smile. In some cases traditional dentures may be a patient's best best, and in other cases a bridge, partial, or a combination of implants and/or dentures and partials may be the best way for a patient to go.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge basically "bridges the gap" created by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth that is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The two crowns holding it in place attached onto the teeth on each side of the false tooth is known as a fixed bridge, and can't be removed from the mouth like a partial denture can be.

Partial Denture

Depending on your specific case, the health of your existing teeth, and your budget, Dr. Schmidt may determine that a partial is your best bet to restore one or more missing teeth. The two types of partials are fixed and removable. A fixed partial attaches artificial teeth to the jawbone with a porcelain crown, or it can be attached with a dental implant. A removable partial consists of a metal framework with plastic teeth and gum areas. Metal clasps hold the dentures in place, but they can easily be removed for cleaning.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures, that some people refer to as false teeth, are removable replacements to replace upper and lower missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Complete upper and lower dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Bridges are made of either porcelain fused to metal or a ceramic material. When it comes to dentures, the good news is many insurance companies will cover some or all of the cost of dentures. The staff at Riverbend Dental Center can help determine with your specific insurance company whether this is something that will be covered.

Dr. Schmidt says dentures have come a long way since they were first used. Today's dentures are more natural looking, more durable, and can now be combined with implants to create a more permanent "fixed" replacement. Dr. Schmidt can explain the difference between these various replacements options during your dental consultation.

 

 
 
 
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© Copyright 2006 - Dental WebSmith, Inc. and Glenn V. Schmidt, DDS, MS. All rights reserved worldwide. Disclaimer: The information provided within is intended to help you better understand dental conditions and procedures. It is not meant to serve as delivery of medical or dental care. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact your health care provider.