A fixed bridge is held by teeth on both sides of the area where a natural tooth or teeth are missing. After adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns, a ‘bridge’ (a row of two or more replacement teeth) is affixed to the crowns, restoring appearance and chewing ability. Dr. Andrews uses CEREC 3D technology to create porcelain crowns and bridges in a single visit. This saves you time and reduces numbing requirements by half.
A Partial Denture fills spaces of missing teeth for natural chewing ability and to halt shifting of remaining teeth. Partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to natural-colored bases made to conform to the contours of your natural gum ridge. Removable partial dentures attach to natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments, which are not visible and more esthetic than clasps.
A Full Denture is typically removable and replaces all teeth as well as gums that have diminished in height. New denture wearers need time to get accustomed to their new “teeth” because even the best fitting denture can feel awkward at first. Some have difficulty eating for several days and may notice a slight change in facial appearance, increased salivary flow, or minor speech difficulty.