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Sep
14

3 Ways an Implant Beats a Bridge

Posted in Dental Implants

Need to replace a missing tooth or two?

A dental bridge is a pretty quick solution when compared with a dental implant. Implants typically require a healing period of several months before they’re complete and ready to go. A bridge is done within a couple of dental appointments.

A bridge might seem like the more desirable option because it’s faster. But what are the upsides to choosing an implant, instead?

  1. Implants Don’t Affect Neighboring Teeth

A dental bridge is just a false tooth that spans the gap. But it’s also supported by the teeth on either side of the gap. Healthy teeth may need to be trimmed for crowns just to support this false tooth.

No other teeth are harmed in the making of an implant!

  1. An Implant Feels Like a Natural Tooth

Your implant will be so strong that you’ll chew all your favorite foods again. You can also be confident in smiling without shame!

  1. Implants are Easier to Clean and Maintain

Because your implant feels and behaves like a natural tooth, it’s easy to access it with a toothbrush and toothbrush. Just brush and floss along with the rest!

Further, an implant is meant to stay in place for life. Dental bridges don’t have that guarantee.

Your situation could make a bridge better for you than an implant. Every case is different! If you’re interested in restoring your smile by replacing missing teeth, then call your local dental office. Your dentist will make sure you know all your options and explain them in greater detail.

Posted on behalf of:
Mendota Springs Dentistry
6317 McKee Rd #500
Fitchurg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

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