Single Tooth Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Dental implants vs dental bridges.

Dental Partners of Boston is committed to giving you the best dental implants in Boston. We also think it is important to educate our patients on different dental procedures and what the advantages and disadvantages of different methods are.

When it comes to losing a tooth, there is often discomfort and even pain. This is something that many patients want fixed quickly. They want to make sure they are receiving the best replacement for the tooth they lost. When a tooth is lost in a highly visible place, patients also want the dental implant will be cosmetically pleasing. But more than just being an aesthetic issue, missing teeth can cause damage to the jawbone. Over time, the jaw bone weakens without constant stimulation from the teeth biting and chewing.

The Advantages of a Single Tooth Implant

A dental bridge has drawbacks because it strains the teeth next to it. The dental bridge is often supported with a retainer or metal brackets which puts pressure on supporting teeth during chewing. A single-tooth implant, on the other hand, does not cause damage to the neighboring teeth.

Overall, a single-tooth implant protects teeth better than a dental bridge does. There are many other reasons that a single-tooth implant is often a better choice than a dental bridge. Here are some of the other benefits of using a single-tooth implant to replace a missing tooth.

  • Increase confidence. When using a dental bridge, many patients worry about the bridge falling out since it is attached to a retainer. This makes patients feel unsure about eating certain foods, especially around others. With a dental implant, the tooth is securely in place, so this worry is no longer a factor.
  • Improve appearance. Single-tooth implants match the color and contours of your natural teeth so that they blend in with your overall smile.
  • Make dental hygiene simpler. Single-tooth implants are kept clean with regular brushing and flossing. You won’t have to change or add anything to your regular dental hygiene routine to keep the implant clean.

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For these many reasons, a single-tooth implant is the preferred choice for a dental implant in Boston. These implants are long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to keep clean.

Contact Dental Partners of Boston to schedule an appointment and learn more about single-tooth implants and if they are right for you.

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