Today we are going to discuss The Dental Bridge vs The Fixed Partial Denture, what they are and the reasons that you may actually need these types of procedures. I will also cover some of reasons that you might need a dental bridge or a fixed partial denture. I think you will benefit greatly by taking a few minutes to learn about dental implants and how they may help to bring back your best smile.
A bridge or fixed partial denture usually consists of at least 2 prepped teeth on either end of an area where a tooth has been lost by a patient. This is a fixed restoration, which is not removable or taken in and out of the mouth routinely. A bridge may or may not have a metal framework as a base structure off of which porcelain is stacked and baked on top.
Sometimes a tooth is lost due to several possible factors, failed root canal treatment, gross decay, and or severe periodontal disease; in this case to bridge the gap, or fill in the edentulous area where the tooth is missing a bridge may be a viable option.
Now that you have a little more information about dental bridges and fixed partial dentures it will be much easier to make informed decisions about your dental health. I would be more than glad to discuss those decisions with you in person, feel free to call me at 561-557-4159 on you can even make an appointment to come see me at John Sarno D.M.D. 4600 Military Trail Ste. #114 Jupiter, FL 33458