You can opt for bridges or implants to address oral issues such as tooth loss. Both are common treatments with distinct technicalities and thus it is key that you know about the two to make an informed choice. Let us take you through it
Once the mould is received by your dentist, the bridge will be cemented in the empty space and the crowns on the adjacent teeth.
Usually lower upfront costs
Needs to be replaced every 4 to 6 years
Quick solution for missing teeth
Requires minor surgical steps since implants are permanent
Same care as natural teeth
Looks and functions like natural teeth
One-time investment. Preserves facial structure and jaw bones
Permanent and sturdy
The better option between a bridge and an implant depends on several factors, including:
A dentist can help determine the best option based on an individual's specific needs and circumstances.
Yes, dental implants are generally stronger than bridges.
Implants are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and are securely anchored into the jawbone, making them a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth.
Bridges, on the other hand, are supported by the surrounding natural teeth, which can put pressure on these teeth and increase the risk of future decay or gum disease.
Regular maintenance and good oral hygiene can help ensure the longevity and strength of both options.
Placement of a dental bridge typically involves reshaping or removing some of the natural teeth, which can cause some discomfort or pain during and after the procedure. Pain can also occur if the bridge does not fit properly or if the surrounding teeth and gums are affected by decay or gum disease.
Placement of dental implants involves a surgical procedure to insert the implant into the jawbone, which can cause some discomfort or pain during and after the procedure.
Pain can also occur if the implant does not heal properly or if there is any damage to the surrounding tissues.
Pain can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medication. A dentist can provide specific recommendations for managing pain after either procedure.
Dental implants are not recommended for individuals with:
Individuals who may not be good candidates for a dental bridge include:
There are several reasons why a person may choose a dental bridge instead of an implant, including:
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