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If you have any missing teeth or teeth that must be removed, you have options available for replacement. If you have a weakened jawline, you may not be eligible for dental implants. However, there are other options that are efficient and comparable: dental bridges and dentures. It’s important to talk to your dentist before making any decision on which service is right for you. Below are some of the advantages to each:

Advantages of Bridges:

  • They can greatly improve your smile’s aesthetics.
  • They 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 means they cannot fall out. 
  • They 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:

  • They can greatly improve your smile’s aesthetics.
  • They 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.
  • They 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. The dentists at Morrison Dental Group in Williamsburg, Virginia are here to help. To schedule a visit with Dr. Robert Morrison or one of our other skilled associates, please contact our experienced team today at a location nearest you. We look forward to bringing out your best smile!