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Dental Bridges Vs Dental Implants

September 7, 2021
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Posted By: Royal Lakes Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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If you have a missing tooth or teeth, it’s important to talk to your dentist about tooth replacement options, including dental implants in Flowery Branch, GA.

Replacing a missing tooth not only enhances your smile’s appearance but may also contribute to improved oral health.

However, it may be difficult to decide which replacement is best for you with the options available. Let’s look at dental bridges and dental implants to give you a better idea.

Dental Bridges in Flowery Branch, GA

A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth cemented between dental crowns. The crowns cap the healthy tooth to the left and right of your smile gap. This allows the restoring tooth or teeth to fill in the space.

This is a fixed restoration that can only be removed by your dentist. It requires a special cleaning brush and floss threader to remove bacteria and keep the prosthetic in top shape. In addition, because a dental bridge does not replace your tooth root, it does not guard against bone loss.

Dental Implants to Replace Teeth

Dental implants are the gold standard because they are most like natural teeth. The implant itself is a tooth root replacement surgically placed in your jawbone. Over time it integrates into this bone just like a natural root. It is then time for your replacement tooth or prosthetic.

A dental implant is a fixed prosthetic that can only be removed by your dentist. It does not require special maintenance other than brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. In addition, a dental implant may guard against bone loss in the jaw.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Dentist in Flowery Branch, GA

Dr. Reginald Booker, DDS can help you decide which option will work best for your anatomy and budget. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist, contact a friendly team member today at (770) 531-3232—and reach out if you have any questions.

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