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What Is the Difference Between Bridges, Dentures and Implants?

There’s more than one way to replace missing teeth. If you need replacements for one or more teeth, we’ll carefully review your case and talk to you about your options. Implants, bridges, and dentures are the three most common solutions we use to help bring a smile back from the challenge of missing teeth.

Implants and Bridges for a Fixed Replacement

Older woman holding cheeks smilingDental implants are custom designed to look and feel just like your natural tooth. With proper care, these long-term solutions can often last a lifetime, since they’re surgically anchored into your mouth with a biocompatible titanium root.

We then top them with a porcelain crown that matches the colour of your other teeth.

Like implants, bridges are a fixed option that only a dentist can remove. We insert bridges by adding two crowns to the healthy teeth on either side of a gap, with the replacement tooth in the middle.

Full and Partial Removable Dentures

Both full and partial dentures are removable, so you can take them in and out for cleaning. You’ll probably need dentures if you’re due for a whole new smile and don’t have enough healthy teeth left to hold in a bridge. For most patients who only need a few teeth replaced, we recommend a fixed option like implants or bridges, but you may choose a partial denture for financial reasons.

Dentures can be made of metal or acrylic (plastic). Metal dentures last longer and are thinner, making them more comfortable and snug. While acrylic dentures are thicker, less comfortable, and harder to clean, they’re more affordable and serve as a great temporary fix if you’re waiting to get implants.

Let Us Customise Your Smile

Reach out to our team today to come in for a consultation. Our experienced dentists will start with a careful assessment before educating you about your options. We’ll work with you to achieve a stronger and brighter smile, using the best dental solution for you.

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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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