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Dental Bridges Vs Implants
Tooth loss happens for many reasons. You can lose teeth due to gum disease, facial trauma, or severe tooth decay.
Even losing a single tooth can have a significant impact on your entire quality of life. Following the loss of a tooth, it is important to have it replaced as quickly as possible.
Replacing a single tooth can be done in one of two ways, with a bridge or with a dental implant. At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we can help you to go over your options and determine the best treatment for you, whether it be single tooth replacement with implants or bridges.
The Effects of Losing a Tooth
Losing a tooth impacts your life in major ways. Effects of tooth loss include
A dental bridge is a traditional treatment for replacing a single tooth. It can, however, be used to replace up to three consecutive missing teeth.
The most common type of dental bridge is what is called a fixed bridge. This bridge is made up of a pontic tooth, which is the replacement tooth that fills in the empty space, and two dental crowns.
The crowns sit on each side of the pontic tooth. Their job is to anchor the restoration in place. They do this by sitting over the adjacent healthy teeth, which are reduced in size to ensure proper fit as well as comfort.
Pros and Cons of Bridges
Pros of Bridges include
Cons of bridges include
Implants for Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are a more modern solution to missing teeth. This solution is unlike any other treatment before it. Implants rely on titanium posts, which are surgically placed directly into your jawbone.
The bone then fuses to the posts, integrating them into the jaw, turning them into replacement roots that are then able to support your dental restorations and hold them securely in place in your mouth. Implants are a versatile treatment that can be used in some different situations, replacing any number of teeth, including single missing teeth. Before this treatment, one should ask the question, am I a candidate for implants?
Pros and Cons of Implants
Dental implants provide several benefits, including
Cons of dental implants include
If you have suffered tooth loss, it is important to have them replaced right away. Call Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 437-4432 today to learn more about your options and to find out which is best for you.