i-Implant Dentistry
Dr. Saad Bassas, DDS

Why We Recommend Single Tooth Dental Implants Over Bridges

August 27, 2020
Posted By: i-Implant Dentistry
man smiling with dental implants in roseville mn

Are you missing one or multiple teeth? While there are many options for keeping your smile looking beautiful and whole, we always recommend dental implants.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are thin, biocompatible titanium posts that fuse to your jaw bone. The dental materials that we use means that your dental implant will never be rejected while cementing to your jawline means it will never shift or fall out. 

Dental implants restore your whole missing tooth, down to its roots!

Why Should You Choose a Single-Tooth Dental Implant Over a Bridge?

There are many benefits that dental implants provide that make them a top choice for tooth replacement options. Not only do they look, feel, and function as an existing tooth, they stand alone during their lifespan, meaning they never have to take from neighboring and surrounding teeth. 

Other tooth replacement options sit on top of the gumline and rely on adjacent teeth or adhesives to keep going. Since dental implants become part of your body, patients never have to worry about them falling out during dinner or while laughing. 

Bridges are excellent dental prosthetics, but they often have to compromise the surrounding teeth in order to provide support. 

Dental implants support bone health and prevent the jaw bone from receding, an aspect that bridges can never mimic. 

Over the long run, dental implants can play a vital role in your oral structure in ways that bridges or dentures cannot approach. Bridges eventually need to be replaced because the gum tissue and bone beneath them change shape and recede, an issue that does not occur with dental implants. 

What If I Need to Replace My Dental Implant?

The dental implant looks like a little screw, which is precisely what it is!

If the dental crown needs to be replaced, we simply screw in a new one into the abutment that is attached to the dental implant.

The process is incredibly simple. Once the implant has fused to your jawbone, there is no need to replace it after it has healed. Your periodontist will recommend if we need to replace your dental crown. 

Come to i-Implant Dentistry to See the Difference an Implant Makes

Dr. Jason Chong and Dr. Saad Bassas are always available to answer any questions regarding dental implants, bridges, and any tooth-replacement option. Give us a call today to schedule your dental implant appointment with us

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