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What are the advantages of a removable dental bridge?

The main advantages of a removable dental bridge or partial denture are the ease of the treatment experience (little or no drilling of teeth), potentially fast turnaround time and relatively low cost.
Advantages of removable bridges (a restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost) include:
  • usually easier to repair than fixed bridges
  • usually less expensive than fixed bridges

Removable partial dentures (sometimes called a bridge) afford patients a way to replace teeth at a lower fee than fixed bridges with cemented crowns and implant supported or retained prosthetic restorations. Removable dentures usually take less time to fabricate, and they may allow for addition of teeth that require extraction. Also depending on materials used in fabrication, it may be possible to repair the prosthesis.

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