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Which is better: dental bridges or dentures? The answer is that they are both fantastic services. Bridges and dentures are commonly used for replacing lost teeth and filling in the void left behind. Our dentist can craft lifelike alternatives that mimic your natural healthy-looking teeth that remain. Our focus is to not only to replace any missing teeth, but also to ensure that our bridges and dentures can provide the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth that they are replacing.

Here are some of the advantages to each:

Advantages of Bridges:

– Bridges can greatly improve your smile’s aesthetics.

– Bridges are permanent fixtures in your mouth that can vastly improve your speech and chewing abilities compared to missing teeth and even more so than dentures. They are not removable like dentures, which can tend to have the problem of falling out.

– Bridges can prevent teeth from moving along the jawline where missing teeth once were. Bridges also can prevent further misalignments caused by missing teeth.

Advantages of Dentures:

– Dentures can greatly improve your smile’s aesthetics.

– Dentures are removable fixtures that can improve your speech and chewing abilities compared to missing teeth. Since they are removable, they do not need to attach to other natural teeth as dental bridges do.

– Dentures can prevent teeth from moving along the jawline where missing teeth once were. Dentures also can prevent further misalignments caused by missing teeth.

The choice between getting fixed or removable dental prostheses does not have to be made alone. To book a visit with Dr. Chris Lindsey, please contact our wonderful team at 650-327-3770 today. You can also drop by our office in Palo Alto, California. We look forward to giving you the gift a great smile!