Have you experienced tooth loss and are contemplating your options? At Curtis Couch D.D.S we shed some light on the main differences between our most popular restorative treatments…You’ve lost a tooth and are not sure about dental bridges or dental implants – what is the difference between the two? How will you know whether the dental implant is better than the bridge? At Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks we are leaders in restorative dental care and understand the confusion to do with the dental bridge vs. implants, which is why we have decided to showcase their potential benefits in this article so you can make a more informed choice about which solution is best for you.
The dental bridge, a conventional and effective treatment…Suitable for both singular and multiple tooth loss, the dental bridge is generally comprised of a strong, durable and esthetically pleasing porcelain material. A bridge is an appliance made up of several dental crowns, with the two end crowns bonding to the natural teeth adjacent to the site of the tooth loss. A dental bridge works to effectively ‘bridge the gap’ left by a missing tooth, and provide a stable, affordable and esthetically pleasing solution. No surgery is necessary with the only preparation necessary being the shaving down of your two natural teeth to provide strong foundations for the bridge!
The dental implant, a strong and powerful tooth root alternative…A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that is biocompatible with your own jawbone material. This screw is then surgically inserted into the site of tooth loss and left for a period of months to essentially fuse with your jawbone as it heals. A prosthetic tooth is then attached for a strong, powerful and fully functioning new tooth!
Understanding this, dental implants are a revolutionary new treatment that is changing the way dental professionals tackle restorative dentistry…When taking on the debate of dental implants against bridges, we have to take into account many different aspects of dental health:
- Overall Oral Health
- Treatment Flexibility
- Jaw Bone Reabsorption