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.
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.
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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