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When it comes to choosing between a traditional bridge and a dental implant, most people choose the dental implant, and here’s the reason why…
Dental bridges do just what their name implies – they bridge the gap caused by one or more of your missing teeth. If your missing tooth is in the back of your mouth, the tooth closest to it will get a crown, to which a false tooth is attached. If your missing tooth is in the middle of your mouth, the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth will get crowns, which will then support the crown in the middle.
You can start to see where the cost of bridges would add up. And if you have a healthy tooth or teeth next to your missing tooth, you’re compromising the integrity of those teeth by putting crowns on them.
That’s why, in today’s dentistry, a dental implant is the “gold” standard for restoration, somewhat of a misnomer, perhaps, since the crown that will be placed on top of the implant is made up of completely natural-looking porcelain.
The main benefits of dental implants:
The main drawbacks of bridges include the following:
Are you debating between bridges and dental implants? If so, schedule your free implant consultation Dr Ferrell, and learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Or, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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