Q: What are the advantages of a removable partial denture (RPD)?
They are easier to clean as they can be removed. They cost less compared to fixed dentures. These artificial teeth function just like regular teeth.
Q: What are the disadvantages of a removable partial denture?
Patients need to take proper care of their removable dentures. If ignored, they can easily harm the remaining teeth in your mouth. Similarly, these dentures can become loose after some time and may require a visit to your dentist. Remember, the loosely fitted denture can damage your gums, bones, and other teeth around them.
Q: What are the advantages of the fixed partial denture (FPD)?
Fixed partial dentures are attached to natural teeth but they can also be attached to implants placed inside gums. They don’t fall out and feel like natural teeth. They are durable and last for years.
Q: What are disadvantages of fixed partial dentures?
Fixed partial dentures are expensive than removable dentures. If they become lose or you have some other issue with your dentures, your dentist will have no choice but to remove and replace the whole FPD.