I’m missing teeth. Which is better – a bridge or an implant?
The answer really depends on the condition of your surrounding teeth. A dental bridge is secured by crowns on adjacent teeth. If these teeth aren’t healthy enough, a dental implant may be the better choice because it does not require the support of neighboring teeth.
Since a dental implant is an individual unit rooted in the jaw, it can provide a stronger, more permanent solution than a bridge. Once the implant is placed, we can then create a custom-crafted porcelain crown to restore function and esthetics.
However, there are cases where you have the option of choosing either an implant or a bridge. There is a lot to consider when making this decision. Dr. Walczak and Dr. Stanford will explain both options completely so that you understand the pros and cons of each. You can be confident that we will help you make the right decision about choosing a replacement tooth that fits all of your needs, including your budget.
The important thing to remember is that replacing a missing tooth or teeth is an important part of promoting oral health. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, we encourage you to give us a call to arrange a convenient consultation. We will provide all the information you need to make a decision you’re comfortable with.