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Single-Tooth Implant vs. Traditional Bridge

Single-Tooth Implant vs. Traditional Bridge
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Which Option Is Right for You?

Addressing a Missing Tooth: Why It Matters

Leaving a missing tooth untreated can lead to further oral health issues. Solutions like dental implants and dental bridges help maintain the structure and health of your mouth. A single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, leading to bite problems and difficulty chewing. They can also result in significant bone loss, create concerning health issues, and change the structure of your facial appearance. By replacing a missing tooth with an implant or bridge, you can prevent these issues from arising and improve your overall health and quality of life.

Understanding the Difference

First understanding the different types of artificial teeth can help you make informed decisions about your oral health. Artificial teeth provide a reliable solution to restore function and appearance, whether due to tooth loss, damage, or other issues. Modern dentistry offers a variety of options, each designed to meet specific needs and preferences, ensuring that you can find the perfect solution for your smile.

 

Traditional Bridge vs Single-Tooth Implant

There are a variety of options for a Dental Bridge but historically, if you were missing a tooth your dentist would recommend a traditional dental bridge, which has been a solution for people for many years. A dental bridge is performed by grinding down the surrounding teeth of the missing tooth area and bonding crowns to those natural teeth to create a bridge over that missing tooth area. But that in itself is fixing a one-tooth problem with a three-tooth solution, potentially compromising healthy teeth.

Dental Bridge

Dental Implants are a great option for people wanting to replace a single missing tooth. With a single-tooth dental implant, a post is embedded in the missing tooth area. After 3-6 months of healing an implant abutment is attached which securely connects a permanent, natural-looking crown. Dental implants fix a one-tooth problem with a one-implant solution, ensuring the adjacent teeth remain unharmed. Additionally, this method promotes bone density maintenance through a process known as osseointegration, in which your jawbone embraces the implant as though it were a natural root, thus preserving bone density.

Single Implant

The Lifespan of Dental Implants vs. Traditional Bridges

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and are the longest-lasting option on the market. With proper care and maintenance, a dental implant could last a lifetime. At Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center, your dental implants are covered under a limited lifetime warranty. For more information about our dental implant warranty, give us a call!

A Dental Bridge may last for just 5 to 7 years or 10-15 years, depending on the type of bridge material used. If you don’t properly clean the bridge and underlying gum tissue, plaque, and bacteria can cause gum inflammation and cavities.

Maintaining Your Investment

Good oral hygiene is crucial for the longevity of your dental implants or dental bridge. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are essential. A soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste are recommended for the proper upkeep of your dental implant or dental bridge, ensuring they’re not being brushed abrasively creating damage to your gums. Flossing and using an antimicrobial mouthwash can reduce the risk of infection. Regular visits to your dentist ensure that any potential issues are addressed early, helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile!

Which Treatment Option Is Best for You?

To adequately find out what treatment option is best for you and your specific needs, we recommend scheduling a complimentary consultation with our office. A consultation specialist will meet with you to discuss what treatment options will give you the best results to improve your quality of life. You can rest easy knowing that when you work with us, we’ll not only fulfill all of your expectations but also offer specialized care that is catered to the requirements of each individual.

We are firm believers that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, deserves access to high-quality dental care. The most important thing to us is our patients. Because of this, we provide the best service in the Longview and Tyler, Texas area.

FAQs

What are the main types of artificial teeth?

The primary types of fake teeth include dental implants, dentures, and bridges. Each serves different purposes and caters to various needs, offering solutions for single or multiple tooth replacements.

Are dental implants painful to get?

We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible during their dental treatment, that’s why we offer in-house IV sedation. With IV sedation, you won’t have to worry about what you’ll hear or feel and your dental procedure will be virtually pain-free. Patients report little to no discomfort after their procedure. 

Can anyone get dental implants?

Most people can get dental implants, but a consultation is necessary to determine eligibility. Factors such as bone density, overall health, and gum condition are considered to ensure a successful outcome.

What types of dental treatment do you offer?

Our skilled team of dentists has experience in a wide range of procedures, including dentures, crowns, bridges, implants, and anything else required to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center can perform minor, or major procedures for patients in need. Our goal is to provide exceptional oral health, overall, for all. It’s recommended to schedule an appointment with your Dentist if you are experiencing any of concern. To learn more about bone grafting, or dental implants, contact us today at our Longview (903)704-0154. or Tyler Office (903)597-2201.

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