Is a dental bridge or partial denture plate better?
Dental bridges are very expensive and supposedly only good for 5 to 10 years. They are permanently fixed to stubs they make of two teeth (one on each side of the bridge) I have one and so far it has come loose twice from eating candy. If I had it to do all over again I’d have a partial dentures. Less expensive and can be taken out to be cleaned.
1. The bride I had lasted about 10 years - was great until my teeth underneath started rotting away. I now have a temporary partial (wires hang onto the teeth)Few months I am expected to have a permanent partial. Not sure of the difference, besides the cost. Unfortunately, my temp partial I have now, the teeth have broken off from the actual partial leaving a gap in front of my mouth. This is my second "temp partial in a 6 month period. Time for the lab to follow up on their quality control.
2. I have bridges on either side of my lower jaw. They are 10 years old and going strong. no problems. However, I had a lower jaw frontal bridge put in 8 months ago (pulled my 4 front teeth) and I am miserable. I have had the bridge replaced 3 times, and the last they had to cut it out of my mouth. My anchor tooth recently became abscessed, and they had to drill through the bridge to drain the abscess. None of the bridges have ever fit. They are uncomfortable, and effect my speech. I am now going to see a prosthodontic specialist (which I should have done in the first place) I am now leaning towards a partial if I haven't damaged my anchor teeth too much. Please research prior to committing to a frontal bridge.