Is a dental bridge or dental implant better?
At Drs. Smith and Domingue’s office we customize our treatment based on our patients’ individual dental needs. Once we perform an exam in our office, we can provide you with a treatment plan that will work best for you and help you to make good decisions regarding your dental health. Dental bridges and implants are both reliable tooth replacement options. Depending on a number of factors, either one could provide lasting benefits.
Dental bridges have been around for a very long time and prior to dental implants, were the standard of care when it came to tooth replacement. A dental bridge not only fills in the gap left by a missing tooth, but also acts as a space holder, preventing your other teeth from tipping toward one another.
We make custom bridges for our patients so that they provide a seamless contribution to your smile. Most people will never know that you have a dental bridge. They are affordable and work well for many people.
However, dental implants have some clear advantages. Because they do not require prep work to your surrounding teeth, we can maintain your healthy tooth structure. They help to preserve your bone and when it comes to taking care of them, it is much like taking care of your natural teeth. They fill your gaps and provide a stable chewing surface.