Implants vs. Bridges: Which One Should I Get?

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Whether you already have a missing tooth or plan to have one extracted, you’ll want to replace it as quickly as possible. Tooth replacements aren’t just for aesthetic reasons; they also help preserve natural tooth alignment and chewing functions, benefiting the other teeth in your mouth.

The two most popular single-tooth replacements are dental bridges and dental implants. How can you pick the one that’s best for you?

Advantages of Dental Bridges

Bridges serve a dual purpose. Not only do they replace the tooth that’s missing, but they can also help protect the adjacent supporting teeth if they’re in need of a crown anyway. Dental bridges are initially a little more affordable to get into compared to dental implants, but the tradeoff is that they typically have to be replaced every several years.

Perks of Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to mimic natural teeth. They don’t require reshaping the adjacent teeth, as they stand independent from everything else. Plus, a well-maintained dental implant can last the rest of your life. Once installed, the implant surface helps maintain healthy bone density to prevent premature aging and weakening of adjacent teeth.

What About Both?

If you have a few teeth that are missing, we can pair dental implants and bridges together, to give you a fixed alternative to wearing a removable partial denture.

Get a Professional Opinion

Still have questions about which tooth replacement you should get? Call Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to reserve an exam. We’ll discuss the pros and cons as they apply to your situation, so that you can make an educated choice about your smile’s future. Contact us today to get started!

Posted on behalf of Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

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