Dr. Tony Porter, DDS
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What is the difference between bridges and dentures?

A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. A crown (or dental cap) is placed on each tooth on each side next to the missing tooth and another crown is glued between the two crowns to replace the missing tooth. A bridge is glued into place and is not removed from your mouth. A denture or partial denture is a plastic or metal appliance with teeth attached to it used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture or denture is removable and is taken out of your mouth each night and then worn all day.

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