Bridges and dentures are simple, quick, and effective for the replacement of teeth by our dentist in Sandy UT, whether it’s one, several, or even all of the teeth on one jaw. At Granite View Dental, we want to have new teeth to fill that empty space so that you will have a more appealing smile and be able to chew your food more efficiently, among other benefits.
A fixed bridge is cemented to your gums, while a removable bridge (another name for dentures) can be taken out at will. Which is best? Our dentist in Sandy UT will discuss the pros and cons of each in relation to your individual needs and preferences. In general, the benefits of a fixed bridge are that it is dependable when you eat food or speak, in the sense that it will not move around. On the minus side, the teeth on either side of a bridge have to be filed down so that anchors can be placed and then held in position by a crown on top. A fixed bridge is not suitable for replacing all of the teeth on one jaw. It is only used to address partial loss of teeth on your jaw. Partial dentures do not affect your surrounding teeth. They claps to those teeth and are held in with dental adhesive at the gum line. Complete dentures are the same, except without the clasps, since there are no teeth to fasten it to. You can take our your dentures when you don’t need them, and also to clean them, which is highly recommended. It is true, though, that dentures may sometimes slide when you chew or speak.
Schedule an appointment at our office and let our dentist in Sandy UT help you to determine the most ideal option for you between bridges and dentures.