Partial Dentures Hamilton MT

Removable Partial Bridge

If you have insufficient teeth for a stationary bridge and dental implant therapy is not possible for you,  a removable bridge may be the best treatment possible.

Removable bridges are not inherently natural and therefore, it takes some time to get used to them.  The removable bridge presses on the gum tissue in many areas in order to provide an adequate foundation on which to chew.  Since gum tissue is not solid, you will have to get used to this pressure, and most people do.  Because the gum tissues are soft, there is always some movement of the bridge as it functions:  THIS IS NORMAL.  Most people learn to tolerate this movement.

Tightness of a bridge is dependent on many factors and is usually related to your ability to control the muscles of your mouth.  Most people are able to do this.  True “suction” occurs in a few cases; in fact, partial dentures usually move to some degree.  Sore spots will be treated for six months as part of your prosthetic service.

Clasp-type removable bridges (partials) are complex prostheses requiring careful evaluation, design and prescription by your dentist.  We consider many factors regarding the health of your teeth and gums:  Comfort, chewing ability, durability and cosmetics.  A removable bridge must be custom designed especially for each individual.  However, many factors such as the shape and position on your teeth cannot be changed, and therefore, dictate the clasp design of the final bridge.  We need and request the input of each patient before finishing any prosthesis.  We will not process your prosthesis until you have approved the type and arrangement of the teeth.

Continued bone loss (atrophy) is a biological fact of life and will at some point (usually 5-15 years) lead to a change in the support for your bridge.  At that time, we recommend a new impression be taken.  We will make every effort to make your case successful.  Your cooperation is an essential ingredient in this endeavor.

In most cases, an implant reconstruction can be made that will provide a more suitable and retentive prosthesis.  This should be discussed as an alternative to a partial bridge.   Our desire is to create the most successful pain free and stable prosthesis for all our patients.

If you wish more information regarding Partial Dentures or wish to find out how our highly trained staff might assist you, please call us at Hamilton Office Phone Number 406-375-1192 to schedule an evaluation and consultation.   You may also email us through the ‘contact us’ page on this website.