Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

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Ardmore-area patients who are have lost a tooth often wonder about their replacement options. Dental implants are excellent choices for most patients, though Dr. Bellisario will evaluate you to ensure that you a good candidate for the procedure.

If you’re researching teeth replacement options, you’ve probably read a fair bit about dental bridges as well. And you might be wondering whether dental implants or bridges are right for you.

Every patient is unique, and dental bridges are sound options for many people. However, dental implants offer a number of significant advantages that make them favored by dentists across the country:

  • Dental implants do not require the filing down or adjustment of any nearby teeth, while dental bridges do.
  • Nearby teeth do not require crowns for support when a missing tooth is replaced using a dental implant
  • Dental implants do not decay, though you must maintain them using basic oral hygiene standards
  • With a bridge, if one of the supporting teeth breaks down or develops nerve damage than the entire apparatus must be replaced

Dr. Bellisario will make sure you get the tooth replacement option that is right for you, whether that’s a dental implant or a bridge.

If you live in the Ardmore, Pennsylvania area and you’re considering dental implants to replace a lost tooth, please contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario, DDS today.