In this post from The Addison Dentist we’re going to talk about a common tooth replacement option, dental bridges. They have restored smiles for generations, but are not without drawbacks.
Many people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around and under the bridge clean. This is not surprising, since it is difficult to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.
Of course, bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without you even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, you are at risk of losing those teeth.
That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most people with missing teeth are great candidates for implants.
A dental implant is a post inserted directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to the adjacent teeth. The post replaces the root of the missing tooth.
Dental implants have a far better track record than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Dallas dental patients.
Dental implants from The Addison Dentist can replace one or more teeth providing durability, beauty, and natural function. We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call for an appointment with us today!
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