Dental Bridges An Overview
There are a number of options for patients who have missing teeth. During a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, Dr. Grapevine will review your options and help you make the best selection to fit your long term goals.
Treatment For Missing Teeth
If you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth pulled, you have several options for replacing the tooth. It is important to replace missing teeth quickly to prevent damage to the bone or gum structure and neighboring teeth.
Options for replacing missing teeth include:
- Dental Implant
- Fixed Dental Bridge
- Removable Dental Bridge
- Denture or Partial Denture
Dental Bridge vs. Implant: What To Consider
One of the most important differences between a dental bridge vs. implant is that a dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In fact, most people forget they have a dental implant. Dental implants are an extremely conservative solution and present the least number of problems in the future.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth depending on the individual case. Though there is a significant initial investment with dental implants, they will last a lifetime and require little to no cost for follow up maintenance.