Dental Implants

Implant vs Dental Bridge Pros and Cons

Dental Bridge vs. Implant Comparison

Both treatment options are applicable for various cases, with neither better than the other. However, one might have advantages for specific conditions than the alternative.

Many patients lean towards dental implants however, due to their ability to offer a natural and long lasting solution for missing teeth.

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Choosing Dental Bridges: An Overview

Dental bridges offer a excellent solution when looking a stable alternative, especially when the neighbouring teeth to the gap require reinforcement.

In such cases, there are two viable options:

  1. Applying crown protection to neighbouring teeth while placing a dental implants in the gap created by the missing tooth.
  2. Installing a bridge that not only supports and shields structurally weakened teeth but also fills the space left by the missing tooth or teeth.

Dental bridges have particular benefits when dealing with weakened teeth on both sides of the gap. Additionally, they can be meticulously designed to replicate the natural aesthetics of real teeth.

This becomes an appealing choice for individuals who prefer to avoid surgery, along with its associated risks and complications.

Opting for Dental Implants

The decision to choose dental implants often depends on the condition of the neighbouring teeth neighbouring the gap left by missing teeth. This choice is typically favoured when these adjacent teeth are robust and unaffected by recurrent dental procedures. Explore the treatment process here.

Preserving the structure of healthy teeth is key, and in situations where neighbouring teeth are sound and untouched, it may be considered unfavourable to cut them to support missing teeth.

In such instances, our recommendation is often to leave the healthy teeth untouched and correct the space with dental implants. Despite the surgical nature of this solution, dental implants offer a lasting and effective outcome without causing any detriment to other teeth in the oral cavity.


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Choosing Between Implants and Bridges

It's essential to note that implants aren`t necessarily better than bridges in specific aspects; rather, the difference lies in the fact that dental implant treatment doesn't affect the other teeth in the mouth.

Implants are meticulously crafted to align with and stabilize the surrounding teeth.

If you are struggling with the decision between implants and bridges for restoring missing teeth, feel free to reach out and schedule a complimentary consultation. During this session, our Treatment Coordinators will comprehensively explore the wide array of options at your disposal.

For further assistance, please contact our practice at 01784 472444.

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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

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Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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