How do I choose the best option between dental implants and bridges?

People often get confused between what they need to choose: Dental implant or Dental bridges. You must understand the facts, benefits, and limitations of each option. Most importantly consult the best dentist at the dental clinic in Whitefield as they can assist you with which one can address your dental problem.

 What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the best option if the patient has tooth injury, lost teeth, gum disease, or any other reason. The dental implant is a titanium post that supports the crown. With the surgical procedure, it is inserted into the jawbone and then it will be fused into the jawbone so that it gets anchored into the position. It takes 3 to 6 months for the osseointegrate to get finished and then the abutment is attached to the post frame. It is above the gum line and it helps in providing the area where the dental crown needs to be screwed or cemented.

What are the types of Implants?

Endosteal implants

Endosteal implants are implanted into the jawbone with surgical methods. The second procedure is needed so that it gets connected to the post with the first implant once the gum tissue is healed. Finally, the post is mounted with an artificial tooth.

Subperiosteal implants

This metal frame is fitted onto the jawbone which is below the gum tissue. Once the gum heals the frame is fixed into the jawbone. Once everything is proper, the post will have an artificial tooth.

Benefits of dental implants

  • Little maintenance
  • Natural-looking
  • Protect Your Jawbone
  • No Strain on Teeth

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are used to fill the gap between one or more missing teeth. The bridge gets support from the natural teeth or with the implants which are present on either side. It is made with 2 or more crowns so that each gap in the teeth is covered. The anchoring teeth are referred to as abutment teeth and the false teeth are known as pontics.

What are the types of bridges?

Traditional bridges

The traditional bridge is the most common one and it is made of porcelain or ceramics which are fused to metal. The implant is used on either side of the bridge is created with the crown for the teeth and in between there are pontics.

Cantilever Bridges

Cantilever bridges are not common as the first one and they are not suitable for the back of the mouth as force is required in excess. These are preferred when the adjacent teeth are only one side of the missing teeth gap.

Maryland Bonded Bridges

Maryland bonded bridges are made of resin-bonded and porcelain which is fused to metal or plastic teeth which get support through the metal or porcelain framework.

Benefits of dental implants

  • Simple procedure
  • Faster
  • Affordable


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