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Dental implant or dental bridge?

Dental implant and dental bridge replace and restore one or more missing teeth. Both – the one and the other tooth replacement has its own advantages and disadvantages that are worth knowing.

Tooth replacement

 

DENTAL IMPLANT DENTAL BRIDGE
  • The nearby healthy teeth are not damaged, there is no need to sand the adjacent teeth. The crown is fixed on the implant and does not require adjacent teeth for support.
  • The adjacent teeth are required to be sanded, thus tooth enamel is damaged. Too large load of supporting teeth shortens their life time.
  • Natural chewing load prevents bone from melting.
  • The bone under the bridge withers, because without getting a load the jawbone begins to melt.
  • No foreign body feeling.
  • There may be palpable feeling of a foreign body.
  • Good quality implants are durable. When properly maintained, they will last a lifetime.
  • Dental bridge should be replaced every 10-15 years.
  • Dental implant is more expensive than a bridge.
  • Dental bridge is cheaper than an implant.
  • Surgery.
  • There is no need for surgical intervention.
  • Longer treatment. Implantation consists of three phases:1. During the first visit, a tooth implantation surgery is performed. The implant is placed into the bone and left to engraftment for 3-6 months.
    2. During the second visit, a special head, which tooth crown is then made on, is placed on the implant. Sometimes the head is placed during the first visit when the implant is inserted.
    3. The tooth crown is made during the third stage.
  • Choosing the bridge, dental restoration is much faster – 2-3 visits to the dentist.
  • Possible complications: implant rejection (engraftment success rate is 96-98 percent.)
  • Possible complications: if an intermediate part of the prosthesis is longer, there can arise supporting teeth sensitivity, food begins to accumulate under the bridge, there is a risk of supporting teeth decay.