Fixed Bridgework Instead Of Partial Dentures

Missing teeth previously replaced by a partial denture

This patient had lost her front teeth in an accident years ago.  She wore a partial denture which covered the roof of her mouth and had to be removed for cleaning and soaking.  Fixed bridgework was used to replace her missing teeth by reducing the outer surface of her canines (eye teeth) and placing crowns (or caps) on them.  The artificial teeth are then suspended from these crowns and the entire unit is cemented into place permanently.  No more metal and plastic on the roof of the mouth to make speech difficult and to alter taste sensations.



 Closeup view of a new bridge to replace four missing front teeth

A beautiful smile of a very happy patient with her new fixed bridge