Advantages of Dental Implants Vs. A Bridge

added on: July 16, 2012

While a bridge or partial will initially cost more than having Dental Implants, I put strong emphasis on ‘initially’ for several reasons.

Dental Implants are designed to last your lifetime. They are held in the jaw bone, just like natural tooth roots. This means that they do not rely on adjacent teeth for support. Leaving natural teeth untouched, rather than crown them merely to support a bridge, provides a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

Additionally, Dental Implants will never need (or cause the need for) a root canal or repair of cavities. It is a fact that the teeth adjacent to a missing tooth are most likely next in line to require removal. Since Dental Implants replace missing teeth using the natural foundation of your jaw bone, this removes the vulnerability of adjacent teeth.

Another benefit is how Dental Implants look and feel like your own teeth. Once placed, Dental Implants integrate into the structure of your bone. Through this, they help to prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and partials.

Over time, this bone loss is obvious through changes in facial appearance. Bone loss contributes to deep wrinkles around the mouth, causing the corners of the mouth to turn downward even in a smile.

Because some people prefer to keep their Dental Implant treatment a private issue, no one ever need know that you have implant-supported teeth. Some implant systems allow you to remove attached teeth, but many are non-removable. These types mean you’ll never have to remove your teeth from your mouth again. You’ll be able to wake up with a smile and brush your implanted teeth along with your natural teeth!

Even more important, for most people, is how Dental Implants restore the ability to speak and eat with comfort and confidence. Since they are held by the jaw bone, Implants are secure, stable and eliminate irksome clicks and movement without messy pastes and adhesives. They enable you to eat a healthy selection of foods you love and speak and laugh confidently in social settings.

The success rate of Dental Implants is excellent. Properly selected, placed and maintained, this lifetime solution makes them a wise choice when it comes to tooth replacement. By comparing Dental Implants to a bridge based on the long-term advantages rather than initial costs, Dental Implants are an excellent investment.

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