A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
What are the different types of Partial Dentures?
Are There Alternatives to Partial Dentures?
Yes, dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Consult with Dr Magnis for advice.
What is the cost of Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are usually a covered benefit for most of the insurances where they typically cover some or all of the cost. We will contact your insurance provider on your behalf and provide you with this information. The typical cost without insurance is between $600 to $2500 which depends on the material that was used and the number of teeth replaced. A consultation with Dr. Magnis will determine the best option for you.