Dentures and Bridges

Dentures

Removable dentures may be complete (replacing all teeth) or partial (replacing some teeth). They should be removedĀ during the oral examination and assessed for:

  • Fit
  • Comfort
  • Broken areas
  • Missing prosthetic teeth

Bridges

Fixed bridges may replace one or more teeth and are connected to adjacent healthy teeth using a crown. A bridge cannot be removed. Teeth serving as retention for partial denturesĀ or attachments for bridges may be:

  • More difficult to clean
  • Prone to caries and gum disease
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH
Robert Henry, DMD, MPH