Why Implants are Better Than Bridges and Crowns

girl in dentist chairBridges and crowns can treat tooth loss or damage, but advances in dental techniques have made implants a better option for many patients. Implants are artificial titanium roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They act as permanent placeholders for crowns, which can be color-matched to the adjacent natural teeth, so they blend in and look realistic.

If implanted teeth are kept clean, they could last the rest of a person’s life. Glenlake Dental Care lists the many benefits of dental implants:

Implants don’t slip

Unlike dentures, implants will never slip and cause an embarrassing moment. Implants are also secured, unlike bridges, which require support from other teeth and may not be suitable if there is multiple tooth loss.

No tooth reduction required

Traditional bridges require natural teeth to be filed down so that crowns can be fitted over the top. Dental implant surgery, on the other hand, does not require tooth reduction, so the recipient gets to keep more of his or her own teeth.

Implants have a higher success rate

Dental implants have a 98% success rate, so they are a good option for people who don’t want lots of repeat visits to the dentist.

Improved confidence

Full dental implants treat tooth loss, chipped or misaligned teeth, unsightly gaps, and stained teeth, increasing patients’ confidence by giving them the Hollywood smile they have always wanted.

Clearer speech

Gaps in the teeth or poorly fitting dentures may cause a lisp when the person speaks. Having dental implants can prevent this problem and help patients speak clearly.

Dental implants are a superior solution to tooth loss, making them the preferred choice of many. And with the right care, they can last a lifetime and no one, except the recipient, will know they are not natural teeth.