Are Fixed Dental Bridges Comfortable?
Patients can get a removable partial denture instead of a fixed bridge to restore one or more missing teeth.
The benefits of a removable partial denture are its affordability and the ability to remove it to clean. A bridge can be a bit harder to clean because you need to thread floss through the bridge to clean under it and the sides of the adjacent teeth.
However, many patients upgrade from a removable partial denture to a fixed bridge because they find the denture less comfortable. It can rub against and irritate the gum tissue. Some also comment that it feels bulky and takes some time to get used to talking and eating with it.
Patients with fixed bridges eat with confidence because they know their bridge will never move. Talking and eating feel natural, too.