A healthy smile exudes confidence and charm. However, it is common for people to have flawed teeth and crooked smiles due to a variety of reasons. While these things have no apparent risk but they do have a deep impact on the confidence and self-esteem of an individual. In order to restore your beautiful smile, you can choose between having dental implants or bridges. But to make that decision, you need to understand both the treatments and what they include.
Dental implants are required to fill the space of one or more missing teeth. This procedure includes using a titanium post like a root on top of which a dental crown is placed. It is done surgically and adjusted in the jawbone or below the jawline. The doctor can replace the missing tooth by placing a crown over the implant. It is good for general oral health and does not come out loose.
If you have lost teeth due to injury or disease, implants can work well for you. Moreover, implants are a good investment because they are hassle-free. You just need to match them perfectly with your natural teeth. They give a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth and work normally like your own natural teeth.
Dental bridges are used by dentists when they have to search for healthy teeth to assist in the process of filling missing teeth gaps. The procedure is used when the jawbone is damaged or bone loss is visible. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. Once done, the procedure is stable and there is little possibility of it becoming loose and eating and chewing are relatively painless.
The artificial tooth is not fixed in the jaw so there no drilling or surgery involved in the process. Moreover, the process involves less pain and is affordable. A detailed study of bone health is done to ascertain whether dental bridges are needed or not.
Which one to choose?
When it comes to choosing between dental bridges and implants, factors like the condition of the jawbone, long term consequences with regards to adjacent teeth health and the look of the teeth must be considered.
Care needs to be taken after the treatment such as maintaining appropriate dental hygiene and following the dentist’s advice. Contact our dental experts at Dr. Siddharth Sachdeva to compare treatments, know about dental health checkups and to get the perfect happy smile.