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Is A Dental Bridge The Best Way To Replace A Missing Tooth?


Dental ImplantsPeople who are missing a tooth often feel embarrassed or nervous about smiling. There’s a natural impulse is to get it fixed as quickly as possible, with patients often compromising quality in favor of a quick solution.

Dental bridges are a common tooth restoration option that attach to healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A prosthetic tooth attached to the bridge fills in the gap where the tooth belongs. Care must be taken to clean around the dental bridge as its easier to experience dental hygiene problems if the restoration is not properly maintained. Patients should also know that this option weakens the surrounding teeth that the bridge is attached to.  This cosmetic dental restoration helps to repair your smile, but did you know that dental bridges need to be replaced every 5-10 years?  What if you could replace your missing tooth, while enjoying a restoration that can last up to a lifetime if properly cared for? It’s time to consider dental implants.

Implant dentistry is not an experimental treatment. The technology and techniques have constantly been improved and streamlined through the years. Dentists are even able to place dental implants in one day. Imagine having your smile completely renewed with just a single trip to your dentist’s office.

While a dental bridge may seem like a less invasive and simpler option, consider the long term effects of your dental restoration. While they may cost more initially, dental implants last much longer, offer less dental risks, and don’t require any special maintenance. Consider making your tooth replacement more permanent. Talk to a Crown Council dentist today about dental implants.