Bridge vs Implant – What’s the Best Solution to Replacing a Missing a Tooth?

Do you have a missing tooth? Are you researching the various restoration options? Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is important to examine the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of people. However, they are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem. The teeth next to the missing tooth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.

dental sedation for teeth implant procedure

Why does a tooth implant have key advantages over a dental bridge?

  • 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • Usually stronger.
  • Lessen the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • Easier to keep clean which results in a lower risk of decay.
  • Lasts longer.
  • Eventually, could support a denture or partial denture.
  • If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Lone Tree dentist about all of your treatment options. If you decide on a dental implant, it could be less expensive and a better tooth replacement.

dental lab on premises

If you’re interested in replacing missing teeth with implants give either Island Dental or Shine Dental a call to schedule a free consultation.  We use sedation dentistry for those who need it and all restorations are fabricated in our onsite dental lab.

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