Modern tooth replacements are more comfortable, better looking, and more functional than ever. The right option for you depends on your oral health history, your goals for your smile, and your budget.
Both dental bridges and dental implants, for example, are durable restorative treatments for missing teeth.
Dental implants involve surgically implanting a titanium post in your jawbone. Once the site is healed, we can place a dental crown that looks and feels just like your natural tooth. It will be firmly anchored into your jawbone and prevent deterioration of the bone.
A traditional dental bridge is a prosthesis that fills a gap with a floating artificial tooth sandwiched between dental crowns capped onto the two adjacent healthy teeth. Modern dental bridges can also attach to neighboring dental implants, making them a versatile treatment option.
Here are three reasons why a dental bridge could be a better choice for your smile than dental implants:
- Cost Savings
- Time Savings
- Less Invasive
For most patients, dental bridges are the most affordable treatment for missing teeth. After a consultation with our team, we can provide you with your estimated cost for a dental bridge in comparison to dental implants. Dental bridges are usually cheaper than dental implants and can last for years with proper care.
A traditional dental bridge is quicker than getting dental implants because it does not require surgery and recovery. Instead, you’ll have an appointment where we prepare your natural teeth to support the dental bridge and then take impressions of your teeth. Once we complete your custom-made bridge, we can make sure it’s a comfortable fit. In contrast, it takes several months to recover after dental implant surgery because the implant must fuse with your jawbone.
Dental implants are surgically implanted into your jaw. And in some cases, you may need a bone graft to strengthen your jaw if you have been missing teeth for many years. Dental bridges simply span the gap where your missing teeth are and don’t require a surgical intervention.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, please schedule a consultation at Ballston Dental Care. Contact us today!
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