Tooth decay, gum disease, tooth injury, poor oral hygiene – there are many reasons why a tooth or more may be missing. Technology advancements in restorative dentistry have greatly improved tooth or tooth replacement options. Two of the most common options for replacing teeth or teeth are dental implants and dental bridges. Let’s find out what they are and which advantages they provide.
What are Dental Implants?
The foundation of fixed and removable replacement teeth is provided by dental implants in Toronto. These implants are basically replacement teeth roots that are designed to match natural teeth. They have several benefits:
* Improved facial appearance
* A Better Bite
* Long-lasting results
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges can be used to bridge the gap left by missing teeth. A dental bridge is composed of two or more crowns to cover the gaps. These anchoring teeth are called abutment or false teeth. The pontics are the teeth between them. Dental Bridges can be supported by either implants or natural teeth. Bridges can restore your smile, chewing ability, and speaking skills. They also help to maintain the natural contour of the face, distribute bite forces, and help to preserve the natural position of remaining teeth.
Although both bridges and dental implants have similar benefits, dental implants are preferable. Let’s look at the reasons.
Why choose dental implants over bridges?
1. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone starts shrinking. This can cause damage to adjacent teeth and the surrounding teeth. Implants prevent this from happening and encourage bone growth. This helps to preserve facial structure.
2. When it comes to function and feel, dental implants are very similar to natural teeth. The titanium implant mimics the function and form of the tooth root, restoring its functionality and durability.
3. There is no risk of tooth decay with dental implants as opposed to bridges. Easy floss can be used to clean implants. Implants don’t need any special cleaning equipment or extra effort for oral care.
4. Bridges are placed above the gum, in the area where the missing tooth is. Dental implants, on the other hand, are fixed to the jaw bone and offer natural stimulation through chewing. This protects and strengthens the jaw bone beneath the missing tooth, which prevents bone loss which is common in bridge patients. Implants promote healthy bone growth, strengthen the jawbone, and help to maintain the facial line.
5. Dental implants have a higher success rate than dental bridges. The success rate varies depending on where they are placed in the jaw. Dental implants generally have a higher success rate, with a score of up to 98 b>
6. Quality of the implants, bone health of the patient, oral hygiene, and experience of the dentists and oral surgeons who perform dental implant surgery are all important factors. The longevity of dental implants is determined by many factors. Dental implants usually last a lifetime, if taken care of as directed by the dentist. All dental implants are covered by a lifetime warranty. You can have a healthy smile for many years with dental implants.
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