Dental Bridges Vs. Dental Implants
Treatment with a dental implant versus a bridge involves placing implants in areas where there are no teeth, and by so doing, the bone area is stimulated again thus preventing long-term bone loss in that area. If a bridge that connects two teeth is used instead of a dental implant, pressure is not applied on the jaw bone anymore. The bone is no longer stimulated and begins to shrink away. Dental implants preserve the underlying bone. Other benefits include:
Improved Oral Health
Dental implants do not affect your other, healthy teeth. More of your own teeth are left intact. A bridge may require the cutting down of healthy, adjacent teeth in order to support the bridge structure.
A permanent solution for tooth loss is offered by a dental implant versus a bridge, which have a life expectancy of only ten years. Implants bond to the jaw bone and become part of it - this connection is as strong as a natural tooth root. Using a bridge relies on the lateral forces applied on the adjacent teeth and on the bridge's own substructure.
When using a bridge versus dental implants, you support the structure of natural teeth that are still vulnerable to decay and other diseases. Implants, on the other hand, are made from the biocompatible material titanium and work well within the body, without stimulating any reaction.
Good Oral Hygiene
Individual dental implants allow easier access for flossing, enhancing normal, everyday preventive care. Flossing bridges is not an easy task and requires time and patience. The advantage of implants is in enabling improved oral hygiene.
A dental implant looks much better thanks to modern technology, plus Dr. Doctor’s ability to achieve results that give you natural teeth again. When drawing comparisons, the decision is clear! Dental implants always look better than bridges.
Treatment Plan Flexibility
Dental implants enable the best flexibility in planning. As a matter of fact, in many cases, only implants can be used! For example, if a few teeth are missing in the same area.
The price of a bridge is not necessarily cheaper than an implant. The low durability of bridges and involved complications present additional expenses that remain hidden in the future. A bridge may need to be replaced which could be costly down the road.
After carefully considering a bridge or dental implants, taking all factors into consideration, a sound dental implant solution is often recommended by Dr. Doctor and is preferred. Concentrate on fixing the solution for good. In the long run, a cheaper alternative is incomparable to long life and good health.