What are the differences between dental implants and dental bridges?

You’re not the only one who suffers from a missing or broken tooth! At some point, most adults will need to replace a tooth or teeth, and if that time has come for you, you may be debating between dental bridges in Winnipeg, MB, and an implant-supported repair. The best thing to do is always to speak with a dentist about your options. 

The decision is dependent on a variety of factors, including your budget and unique oral problem. But in the interim, here are some details that will make you feel better prepared to make a choice.

The distinction between dental bridges and implants

A titanium or zirconia root fixture is used in an implant-supported restoration to replace the missing tooth’s root. The fixture will be precisely positioned so that it eventually fuses with the jawbone to provide long-lasting and reliable support for your repair. An abutment will connect the implant, and your lost or damaged tooth will be replaced by a dental crown that was specially created and milled for you in our on-site lab.

A restoration known as a bridge fills the space created by a lost tooth. A bridge often uses the teeth on either side of the gap to hold the restoration in place rather than employing an implant as an anchor. Depending on the structural needs and where they will be visible in your smile, bridges may be fashioned of gold, porcelain-faced gold, or all-porcelain.

Pros and Cons 

The Procedure

An easy surgical operation is needed to place the titanium post of a dental implant in your jawbone. Typically, a dental implant requires several appointments and a healing period for the jawbone before the repair may be finished. Contrarily, a dental bridge involves a far less challenging process and takes less time overall.

Longevity and maintenance

So, a bridge or an implant lasts longer? A dental implant’s minimal maintenance needs, in addition to routine dental care, are one of its key advantages. This ease of maintenance could provide a longer lifespan. Like any other tooth, bridges require a little extra daily care and are susceptible to dental decay.

Natural appearance and feel

The closest tooth facsimile we currently have is a dental implant. They perform and appear just like real teeth. A bridge is a very effective tooth replacement that typically blends in with the surrounding teeth, thanks to contemporary ceramics.

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Clare Louise