A removable bridge is also called a partial denture. Partial dentures are less expensive than permanent bridges, which are usually more stable and comfortable.
Partial dentures are attached to implants, but most are attached to your permanent teeth with metal clasps. A Valplast partial denture is a metal free removable bridge featuring clasps made of processed high-techplastic that let your natural skin show through. The clasp wrap around the tooth that the gum line and should blend in with the natural color of the gums. You and your dentist can talk and decide on which option would be best for you.
Dentures are typically viewed as a last resort if one cannot afford implants or a permanent or removable bridge. They are inexpensive, the least expensive way to replace a mouthful of missing teeth. Try if possible to avoid using dentures. With dentures, your chewing pressure can be reduced by over 75%. You also have to worry about dentures being dislodged during normal activities, such as eating.
Source: Dorfman, Bill, and Paul Lombardi. Billion Dollar Smile: A Complete Guide to Your Extreme Smile Makeover. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill, 2006. Print.
Written By: Dr. Ken Hamin