When you’re looking for solutions for partial tooth loss, you may quickly find that you feel confused about similar treatments. In many instances, this is a problem that comes up frequently for patients trying to decide between partial dentures and dental bridges. Not to fret: Your Moreno Valley dentist explains the difference (and the similarities, too)!

They Can Both…

Before you learn about what makes dental bridges and partials different, your Moreno Valley dentist would like to quickly cover the things that make them similar (which is what might be making it challenging for you to tell them apart). Here’s what you need to know about these solutions:

  • They both address partial tooth loss
  • You may choose to receive either with traditional support or with the help of dental implants
  • They both offer lifelike, beautiful results that will help your smile appear complete
  • They will both improve your ability to eat, talk comfortably, and get back to life as usual

A Bridge Is…

Now, when we’re talking about what makes these prosthetics unique, Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that a bridge is a device that is fixed. We say fixed in reference to the fact that it’s bonded in place (as in, not removable). In addition, a bridge is unique in the fact that it can replace one tooth or up to three teeth but they must be situated next to one another.

A Partial Is…

What makes a partial unique, you wonder? Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that a partial denture is unique in that it is removable (so, it’s not fixed like a bridge). It can also replace one tooth or multiple teeth (though whether they’re next to one another or not is not an issue). Also, you can replace more than three teeth with a partial.

Learn More About Tooth Replacement Options

Talk with us about how to replace your partial tooth loss by coming in for a consultation. Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.