A beautiful smile is one of the first things people notice.

If you’ve experienced the loss of a tooth, we recommend considering your dental treatment options. There are two main courses of treatment for missing teeth: dental bridges vs. implants.

Each of these dental treatment options is a personal choice. Continue reading to learn more about dental bridges vs. implants.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is an excellent option for missing teeth.

Dental bridges consist of crowns placed on each side of a missing tooth or teeth. Dental crowns act as a bridge providing support for a false tooth, also referred to as a pontic in dentistry.

There are several different types of dental bridges, including:

  • Traditional fixed bridge
  • Resin-bonded bridge
  • Implant-supported bridge
  • Cantilever bridge

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide the most realistic replacement for missing teeth. The implant will resemble and share all of the characteristics of a natural tooth.

A few perks of dental implants include:

  • Improved speech
  • Improved comfort
  • Better oral health
  • Natural appearance

Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene practices. We recommend speaking with your provider to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants

Dental bridges and dental implants are both popular options when replacing missing teeth.

There are a few notable differences in dental bridges vs. implants.

Dental implants require surgery, and a single implant can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000. The costs of a dental bridge can range from $1,500 to $5,000, depending on the type of bridge.

We would be happy to discuss these options in further detail and which dental treatment would be best for you.

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

It is critical to care for a dental bridge or dental implant with proper oral hygiene.

I suggest visiting your dentist routinely and checking in on your oral health. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day. Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.

It is essential to keep your natural teeth in good condition to increase the longevity of your dental bridge or dental implant. Neglecting to replace your missing tooth could be disastrous for your oral health.

Without a dental implant or dental bridge, your teeth will gradually shift. Missing teeth could lead to problems with your bite and costly dental visits. Contact your dental team right away at the first sign of a missing tooth.

Brighten Your Smile at Synergy

Brighten your smile today at Synergy Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center.

We realize missing teeth can dramatically affect your life. Let the professionals at Synergy take care of you and improve your day-to-day. We can recommend dental treatment and elaborate on the differences between dental bridges vs. implants.

We promise that you will receive personalized care restoring your smile to its natural beauty. Contact Synergy today for a consultation appointment.