Dental Implants Vs Bridges
Dental implants mainly help us in replacing a missing tooth with a titanium-made structure. As for the recovery, it takes a few months till the new bones grow around the implant. To get an implant, consult a dentist to determine the measurements of your implant.
Then a crown will be placed on top of the implants and screwed in the right place into your jaw until it is sealed.
Pros of Dental Implants
- If a high-quality implant is fixed properly it will last life long with proper dental care.
- Dental implants are as good as natural teeth and help in reducing the risk of tooth displacement, bone deterioration and tooth loss.
- Dental implants are known to pose less strain on jaw bone and surrounding teeth. They also help gums and bone structures that are below the teeth in healing.
- They are also known to be effective in chewing and eating, similar to natural teeth.
Cons of Dental Implants
- Dental implants do not have many cons except for pricing, getting one implant might not be expensive. But if an individual has to get multiple implants at different spots then it can be an expensive treatment.
- If you have to get multiple implants your dentist might suggest you bridge or hybrid denture.
Bridges are also used as replacements for one or more teeth. These are artificial teeth that help in bridging the gap. Bridges can be made of different materials like metal, zirconium, ceramic and porcelain. These dental bridges are fused to the crowns of other teeth for support. Bridges help in covering the exposed area of the tooth which in turn helps in improving the dental appearance or to provide strength. Crowns and bridges are custom-made to match the natural shape of teeth.
Pros of Bridge
- Bridges are known to be a faster process in replacing missing teeth and it is also faster healing when compared to implants.
- Another advantage that comes with dental bridges is that they are cost-effective.
- When it comes to dental bridges they do not need bone grafting in the procedure, if any bone loss exists.
Cons of Bridges
- As the dental bridge’s structure is infused on the crowns of the surrounding teeth, it puts additional strain on them.
- When immense pressure is applied to the dental bridge, it poses threat to bone structure and jaw over time.
- Dental bridges are not expected to last lifelong.
- If you are losing a tooth due to long-term issues like bone loss then bridges do help in improving the condition even though the gap has been filled.
Individuals who have lost all of their teeth or a few of them can get implants and bridges both. We would suggest consulting Dr. Siva Nagini at Raghavendra Colony, Kondapur to plan the course of action that is best suited for you and your dental health.