Why Dental Implants are Better Than Bridges
Tooth loss is a serious issue that affects your whole life. There are several obvious effects of tooth loss, including impacting the quality of your smile and making it more difficult to bite, chew, and speak. Tooth loss also affects the health of your jawbone, causing the bone to weaken. When this happens, the bone begins to change shape, affecting the alignment of adjacent teeth and the shape of your face. Replacing even one missing tooth is essential for restoring the functions of your missing teeth and your quality of life. Traditionally, a missing tooth has been replaced with a bridge. At ARCHPOINT, we can provide you with a better option using dental implants.
What is a Bridge?
A bridge is a traditional replacement for a missing tooth. It can replace up to 3 consecutive teeth. While there are a few different types of bridges available, the most common is a fixed bridge. This restoration, commonly made from porcelain, consists of a replacement, or pontic, tooth that fills in the empty space left behind by your missing tooth. This tooth is anchored into place on the adjacent teeth, or abutment teeth, using dental crowns. The crowns function to hold your restoration securely in place.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a modern solution for replacing missing teeth. This treatment involves the surgical placement of small titanium posts into your jawbone. Your bone, then fuses to these posts, stabilizing them in your jaw. They essentially become replacement roots that provide secure support for your replacement teeth. Dental implants are incredibly versatile and can be used to replace a single tooth, a section of teeth, or even an entire arch.
Why Implants are the Better Solution
Both bridges and dental implants are effective solutions for restoring a missing tooth. They allow you to bite, chew, and speak properly. They also help to restore the quality of your smile. So, what makes dental implants the better solution?
There are a few different reasons why dental implants are the better answer.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss that provides many significant benefits over a traditional bridge. For more information about dental implants, and to find out if they are the right solution for you, call ARCHPOINT at (844) 281-6446 today.