Do you have one or more missing teeth? A gap in your smile can affect your confidence, appearance and oral health. A dentist can rehabilitate the look and function of your smile with the latest tooth restoration methods. Two common ways to replace missing teeth are with dental implants and a dental bridge.
What is the Difference Between a Dental Bridge vs Implant?
Each procedure replaces one or multiple missing teeth to give you a natural and functioning smile. Dental implants use a small titanium screw embedded in the jaw to support an abutment and an artificial crown, while a dental bridge uses the teeth adjacent to the gap to support a crown that sits on the surface of the gum line.
The Pros of Dental Implants
As dental implants use biocompatible materials that fuse with the hard and soft tissues in the jaw, the implants are extremely stable and help to support the jawbone and prevent deterioration. This makes them a permanent tooth replacement option.
Compared with a dental bridge which can shift over time and become loose, an implant sits securely in your jaw mimicking the tooth root.
The implant and crown are designed to withstand the intense pressure of biting and chewing, whereas, a dental bridge is more prone to damage and may require modification to your diet and oral hygiene routine to prolong the life of the device.
Contrary to belief, dental implants are a minimally invasive surgery. A dental bridge requires tooth grinding to allow the supporting crowns to fit over the natural tooth structure.
Whereas, implant surgery at the Digital Dental Implant Institute uses the latest guided surgery technology to create a 3D template to perform a flapless surgery which minimizes procedure times and discomfort. The technology also reduces healing time.
Dental Bridge vs Implant: Which Should I Choose?
Dental implants are a permanent solution and help to enhance the health of your jaw and teeth. If you have good general health with adequate jawbone density, you are a great candidate for dental implant surgery.
Call the Digital Dental Implant Institute on (02) 4058 2836 to find out how we can transform your smile. Our advanced digital technology means faster, safer, and more accurate implants.