Multiple tooth replacement dental implants
What is a conventional removable partial denture?
A conventional removable partial denture is intended for patients that want to be able to remove the restoration on a daily basis and do not want it permanently fastened. This restoration should be removed daily in order to maintain proper oral hygiene to your natural teeth and the prosthesis. The removable partial denture is made up of a metal framework, denture teeth and acrylic. The denture is attached to your natural teeth by metal arms (grasps) to keep the prosthesis in place.
What is the major advantage of a removable partial denture?
- Minimal preparation to the adjacent teeth (compared to a bridge)
- Reduce expenses
- Easy access for proper oral hygiene
- Cosmetic replacement of the lost volume of gum and bone
What is a conventional fixed partial denture (Bridge)?
A fixed partial denture requires reduction of two or more adjacent teeth to make crowns that will be connected to each other with a false (prosthetic) tooth suspended between them. The fixed bridge increases the functional forces placed upon the supporting teeth and also complicates the use of floss between the teeth. Each case is different so your dentist will identify how many teeth need to be reduced as many factors come into play here. Regular Periodontal maintenance is recommended to keep the supporting teeth of the Bridge healthy, which should help avoid cavities or periodontal disease.