A removable partial denture usually has replacement teeth fixed to a metal or acrylic (plastic) base that matches the color of your gums. Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth and can easily be taken out of your mouth for cleaning or storing while you sleep.
Advantages of removable partial dentures:
Disadvantages of removable partial dentures:
A fixed bridge is a restoration that fills the space where one or more teeth have been lost. A fixed bridge is permanently bonded or cemented into place - this means that only a dentist can remove it.
Advantages of fixed bridges:
Disadvantages of fixed bridges:
Implants are posts (metal "roots") that are surgically placed in your upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. Many people choose implants to replace a single tooth with several teeth or support a complete denture.
A dental implant may be right for you if you:
A tooth implant is a surgical procedure, so it's not an option for everyone. You may be a good candidate for an implant if you:
Advantages of implants: