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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges, Which Is Right for Me?

September 22, 2021
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Posted By: Michael J Franquemont, DDS Staff
Man with dental implants in Centennial, CO

Replacing missing teeth when you have tooth loss can enhance your self-esteem, make eating and speaking more effortless, and contribute to better oral health.

We offer dental bridges and dental implants in Centennial, CO to restore your confidence and much more.

Dental Implants for a Permanent Solution

Dental implants are thin but strong replacement roots. Your dentist surgically implants the implant into your gum, where it integrates into the jawbone over time. We top dental implants with a replacement tooth or a prosthetic like a denture when integration is complete.

Typically, it takes four to six implants to fix a denture to the jaw.

Dental implants are considered a permanent solution. So even if you have to replace the fixed denture or crown (replacement tooth), your dental implant may still be viable.

Because dental implants replace your tooth and your root, they are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement.

When you replace your lost tooth root, you help prevent jawbone deterioration and tooth migration. The former can give you a sunken appearance; the latter often leads to wear on teeth and even cavities or fractures.

Dental implants do not need additional maintenance.

Close the Gap in Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a tooth restoration that sits between dental crowns. The crowns cap the healthy teeth on either side of your smile gap, and the restoring teeth fill in the space.

This option will not stop jawbone deterioration, but it will prevent tooth migration.

A dental bridge requires special cleaning with a floss threader and specialty brush.

Talk to Your Dentist in Centennial, CO about Tooth Replacement

Your dentist can help you determine which tooth replacement option is right for you. Considerations include jawbone health, budget, and your preference.

Reach out to a member of our team today to schedule your consultation.

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