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Drs. Smith and Domingue
200 Beaullieu Drive Bldg. 2 Lafayette, LA 70508

Is a dental bridge or dental implant better?

Cosmetic Dentist in LafayetteAt 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.

How Dental Bridges Work

Dental bridges have been around for a very long time and prior to dental implants, and 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.

Tooth Repair & Restoration in Lafayette

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.
 

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In response to the ADA and CDA recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office will be temporarily closed. Our staff will continue to respond to calls and emails during this time. Patients with a dental emergency will still be provided with care as needed. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule appointments for when we return. Thank you for your understanding!