A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
A partial is an alternative to a bridge. A partial is a removeable prosthesis that restores one or more teeth with artificial teeth. Partials are supported and held in place by surrounding teeth and tissue. The advantages of a partial is that they are a more affordable option for teeth replacement, they blend well with the natural teeth, and they can be worn by the patient while eating. The partials made by Dr. Moulton are made from a flexible acrylic material which is comfortable in the mouth, while also being esthetically pleasing.