What’s the difference between bridges and dentures?

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When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have a number of options. Two popular choices, both of which are often covered by insurance, are porcelain bridges and dentures or partials. Both are aesthetic options that look natural, so how do you determine which one is right for you?


A bridge is a series of artificial teeth that are held in place using crowns or dental implants. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth; however, they are not designed or appropriate for replacing a full set of teeth.

Bridges are bonded in place permanently and are cared for exactly like your own teeth with a good brushing and flossing routine and regular visits to our Glendale dental office.

Dentures and Partials

Dentures and partials are artificial teeth attached to a plate that is designed to be removed for cleaning. Dentures are used to replace a full set of teeth, and partials are a good solution if you are missing multiple teeth in various places.

Cleaning dentures or partials requires a few extra steps and special brushes and cleansers that will not scratch or otherwise damage the appliance. Regular visits to our office are a must so that we can check the condition and fit of your dentures.

If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, call our office to learn more about our options and find out which one may be best for you.

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