Dental bridges and dental implants are both unique and innovative technologies that can greatly improve overall dental functionality as well as outward visual appearance. The real question becomes which option is better for an individual patient based on their unique and individual needs. For example, dental implants are particularly desirable simply because they are so permanent and lasting in nature. They are permanently and surgically implanted into the jawbone and eventually fuse with the patient’s natural bone. This makes them a very strong and lasting anchor for an artificial tooth.
Bone Grafting May Correct The Problem
One consideration in this regard is that some patients may not have enough healthy jawbone mass to accommodate dental implant titanium screws. When this is indeed the case there may be situations where bone grafting may serve to correct the problem. If bone grafting is not an option, then dental bridges may be a better solution for the patient. With dental bridges, aesthetics and functionality can be effectively restored. However, to do this the dentist is required to modify surrounding healthy teeth. By filing down neighboring teeth, the dentist can create a firm and solid anchor for an artificial tooth or multiple teeth.
Longer Lasting And More Reliable
While the cost of each technology is similar in many ways, dental implants can be a little more costly yet they are longer lasting and more reliable. Each type of dental technology is unique and different and offers different advantages for the patient. The best way to know for sure which system will suit your needs the best is to simply confer with your dental care provider or oral surgeon about which restoration is right. Contact your Pinole dentists, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini and Dr. Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental for more information today.