Modern dental implants and bridges have revolutionised the way patients can comfortably and confidently eat a balanced diet, speak clearly, laugh freely and enjoy life after receiving replacement teeth. Once fitted, cosmetic appearance and natural function is restored.
Read below to learn the difference between dental implants and bridges:
Implants are a superior alternative to dentures. The procedure involves integrating a custom-made, artificial tooth root (titanium screw) into the patient’s jaw. This acts as an anchor point to hold a replacement tooth or full bridge in place.
Dental implants offer an array of benefits for patients looking to replace a single lost tooth or multiple teeth as a result of injury or disease. Since they are permanently fixed into the jawline, they won’t move or fall out when eating, speaking, laughing or singing. They also look visually pleasing, are colour-matched and function as a natural tooth.
Bridges are ideal when several teeth are missing and need replacement; especially when the teeth are missing in a consecutive row. A bridge consists of two crowns placed on either side of missing teeth to support the replacement tooth or series of teeth. They are colour-matched, replicate the natural function of teeth and are available in permanently fixed or removable options for your convenience. Bridges are an easy procedure, do not require surgery and can be completed in just one, or a few short dental visits.
Contact our dental centre today to schedule a consultation with a Warnbro Sound cosmetic dentist to discuss your dental concerns. A dental assessment will help determine whether dental implants or a bridge are suitable solutions for you.