Implants Vs Bridges- A Concise Guide

Tooth loss cannot be avoided. Accidents, chronic illness, injuries can all lead to unavoidable tooth loss. In certain cases, people can suffer from genetic problems where the body fails to develop all their permanent teeth. Missing teeth can be replaced in many ways but the most common treatment that people choose is implant and bridge. Both the methods have different applications and use. People often get confused between the right methods to choose for their dental problem. Let’s review both the applications.

Implants are titanium pegs that are usually inserted into the jawbone to stimulate the tooth root. Several attachments are added to the implant that allows the placement of a restorative crown that looks like a real tooth. When several teeth are missing in a row, two to three implants can be placed to support a bridge. For significant tooth loss, implants can be used in conjunction with partials and dentures for better fit and stability. Implants are very old dental treatments that have a low incidence of failure, especially when they are correctly cared for. However, patients with active gum problems are not suitable for implants. Without treating the gum disease properly, choosing for implants would be a very bad choice.

Implant offers the following benefits:

  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Long lasting restorative option for a missing tooth
  • A natural looking option for restorative teeth.

A bridge is made of two or more crowns that support as well as suspend a false tooth between them instead of a missing tooth. Before the invention of implants, bridges were common standard used for permanently replacing a tooth. The bridge does not flex against force and two supporting teeth are forced to provide the required give during chewing. When implant is not possible and budget is a constraint bridge is the right solution.

Bridge offers the following benefits:

  • Faster and less expensive treatment when compared to implant
  • Next best option for tooth replacement when implant is not possible.

Both the treatments are best suited for patients with excellent oral health and hygiene habits, sufficient jawbone density with or without grafting. When considering a dental treatment talk to any dental technician in Ontario or bridge dental technician in Ontario to get more detailed information on the treatments. As each patient has specific health condition or anatomical issues, the dental technician best realizes the suitable method.

If you are confused whether to choose implant or bridge to fill the gap for your missing tooth, here are some useful comparisons that would help make decision.

Smith Davidson is the author of the article. He is an avid blogger and loves to write articles, blogs.


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