Dental Bridges vs Dental Implants
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Dental Implants in Calgary, AlbertaWhen you lose a tooth, you should replace that tooth quickly for aesthetic and dental health reasons. But if you are choosing between dental implants or a dental bridge, there are many advantages of dental implants that you should become familiar with before making your decision.
Dental Implants are Stable
A dental implant is made up of a false tooth, or porcelain crown, attached to a titanium post that is implanted directly into your jaw bone where your natural tooth root used to be. This provides several advantages over traditional dental bridges, the first of which is a stable false tooth.
Because your dental implants are implanted directly into your jaw bone, they act like your teeth’s natural roots, not only supported by the bone tissue but also supporting and stimulating the bone and bone growth. Your gums also benefit from the existence of a false tooth root because they are stimulated by the motion of your teeth chewing. This means that not only are dental implants a stable and permanent solution to tooth loss, but they protect your jaw bone and gum health.
Dental Implants’ Other Advantages
Your dental implants are also independently supported which provides two more benefits:
Dental implants are not connected to the adjacent teeth making cleaning and flossing them much easier than abridge usuallyDental implants do not cause damage to your surrounding teeth when they are placed
When a bridge is placed, the tooth or teeth that are supporting that bridge must lose a portion of their healthy tooth enamel so that crowns that support the false tooth can be attached. Dental implants do not require support from your surrounding teeth, so your healthy teeth and tooth enamel remain intact. Promptly placing your dental implant will also prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting closer together to fill the gap left by the missing tooth.
Dental implants also look like your natural teeth. The false tooth, or crown, is made of sturdy, beautiful dental porcelain that can be crafted into virtually any shape and subtly tinted to match your surrounding teeth, so there is no obvious indication that your dental implant is not a natural, healthy tooth.
You can learn more about dental implants and dental bridges or schedule your dental implant consultation today. Please contact our office, welcoming patients from Calgary and the surrounding areas of Alberta.