Losing a single tooth can have a significant impact on the appearance of your smile and create many functional issues. When restoring your smile, dental implants and dental bridges are two are two procedures that are commonly uses.
If you are looking for the best solution for missing teeth, it is important to understand the treatment options that are available to you.
The Main Differences
Implants or dental bridges? Confused about which dental procedure is right for you? We’ll help you by providing information about dental implant prices, longevity of the procedure and our recommendation for choosing the best and most long-lasting dental treatment.
The average cost of dental implants depends on the number of teeth being replaced. If you are restoring a single tooth, the cost of the implant placement and restoration with abutment and crown will often match or be lower than a bridge, making dental implants the most cost effective and long lasting.
Dental bridges require adjacent teeth to be “cut down” to be fitted with a crown even if they are healthy. With dental implants, only the tooth that needs restoration will be affected. The choice you should always make, if possible is to keep your natural tooth intact.
With bridges, the bone density can diminish in the area that doesn’t have a tooth. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, helping increase bone health and reinforcing jaw strength.
In the long-term, an implant restoration is more cost efficient and durable and is now the standard of care when there is a tooth missing. With dental bridges you have crowns placed over two teeth and is more likely that the teeth supporting the bridge can decay, causing the gums to recede around the bridge. For this reason, we believe that dental implants provide a stronger, longer lasting and more natural replacement for our patients.
Still have questions which one is right for you?