Removable bridges are a less expensive way to replace missing teeth. Because the partial denture is removable it will not feel as stable and comfortable as an implant or fixed bridge. A removable denture has replacement teeth attached to gum colored plastic, which will attach to your natural teeth with a clasp. The sub structure of the partial can be made of metal or plastic depending on the case.
Getting accustomed to wearing a removable partial is often the most difficult part for many patients. Having an dental appliance often will feel awkward at first however, most people with practice will become accustomed to it.
Advantages of a Removable Partial Denture:
- Less expensive than implants or fixed bridges
Disadvantages of a Removable Partial Denture:
- Are less stable than implants or fixed bridges, patients can sometimes feel them move
- Can be lost or broken
- Some people find them uncomfortable to wear
- Some people are embarrassed to take them out at night and for cleaning