Newsletter Issue 3 - Q & A's
What is the difference between a Bridge and a Dental Implant?
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is fused between two crowns to fill in the area left by the missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This creates the ‘bridge’.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth. The implant can fuse with the bone and becomes a good anchor for a replacement crown. Dental implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth depending on the patients circumstances.
Bridges are effective but have certain disadvantages compared to a dental implant:
- Preparation: Dental implants do not affect adjacent teeth unlike bridges
- Speed: Dental implants can be fitted in one appointment
- Longevity: Implants last a lifetime and bridges have a shorter lifespan
- Maintenance: Implants can be brushed and flossed as normal unlike Bridges.
Dental implants offer a superior and more durable solution that bridges and are available at Active Dental.
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