PEOPLE LOSE TEETH FROM TIME TO TIME for various reasons. Whether from fracture or decay, Dr. Stubbs and Dr. Brucken have the opportunity to talk with patients about the options, including dental implants vs dental bridge, to fill in the open space left by the lost tooth.
As the graphic illustrates:
A Dental Bridge relies on the adjacent teeth to provide the supporting structure for the missing tooth.
Dental Implants, on the other hand, more closely simulate your original tooth by anchoring much the previous tooth.
Both options have their advantages and disadvantages as described below. Please note these are only general guidelines.
Each patient is unique and additional considerations may be important when evaluating these options. A simple example of this is cost – Overall cost of the procedures in the long-term may actually be more similar than one might think.
Depending on one’s age, dental implants are placed with the expectation they can last a lifetime. On the other hand, a bridge may need to be replaced in 10-15 years or sooner depending on wear and health of the surrounding teeth and gums.
Patient Education is Key
Comfort Dental places great importance on patient education. Dr. Brucken and Dr. Stubbs strive to help patients make the best decisions based on their particular situation. This has been our goal since beginning Comfort Dental in 2000.
We hope this illustration has been helpful. Please let our team know if you have questions about this or any other topic. We hope to see you soon!