Choosing Between Dentures, Bridges, and Dental Implants

There will come a time when your permanent teeth may fall out and would need replacement. Whatever the reason may be, it’s important to replace a lost tooth as soon as possible to keep a complete and healthy set of teeth. Normally, dentists would recommend dentures, bridges, or dental implants to replace lost tooth.

Dentures

Dentures are the least stable of the three procedures. A metal frame, supported by the surrounding natural teeth, puts the replacement teeth into place. Easily installed and easily removed when necessary, dentures are among the most popular options for teeth replacement.

Though they are mostly used to replace a whole set of teeth, dentures may also be used to replace a single tooth. Despite these benefits, however, most people may find dentures uncomfortable in the long run.

Bridges

Bridges use abutments, or natural teeth that are reshaped to fit a bridge. The procedure of creating abutments, however, may pose particular risks, especially since it involves removing and reshaping the enamel of two perfectly healthy teeth to accommodate the bridges.

Dental Implants

Dental implants, on the other hand, are placed inside the gums and connected to the jawbone for maximum stability and security. This is the perfect option for those with one tooth missing and would like to replace it with something just as stable and permanent as the lost teeth.

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