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Dental Implant vs Dental bridge. Which one should I get?


A missing tooth can be for any reason. An individual can miss their tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, age factor, smoking, poor dental care. Fixing the missing tooth is not only for the looks, it's also to restarts the functionality of that tooth. Missing tooth may bring you down and makes you shy to talk at the gatherings and also you are not independent to eat what you wish. So it is highly recommended to fix the missing tooth at the earliest.

Dental Bridges and Dental implants are the restorative dental methods to fill the gaps formed by missing a tooth. Compared to dental implants, dental bridges are economical but if you are looking for the long durability then the dental implant is the best choice.


Dental Bridges are used to fill the gaps between the tooth by taking the support of neighboring teeth. To ensure the proper fixing of the bridges, neighboring teeth are grinded little bit so that bridges should make a perfect fit. Whereas in the case of Dental Implants, no other tooth will come into the picture and only the missing tooth will be replaced by implants which look exactly like a natural tooth as well as the functionality.

On the other hand, if you look at the durability of both bridges and implants, dental implants in Bend makes the best choice. The durability of dental bridges lasts for 10 years whereas dental implants for life-long only if a proper can have taken like best oral hygiene, regular brushing tooth, and flossing, regular dental visits. The material used for dental implants is titanium according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), which makes the best fuse with the jaw bone naturally and this process is called osseointegration. Since the implant cylinders are made from such a strong and bio-friendly metal they shield the implanted tooth against tooth decay and gum problems. If the structure of neighbor teeth of dental bridges are damaged due to tooth decay, gum problem then the chances of bridges may fall off/fail. So the best option for fixing missing tooth is dental implants.

If you have any missing tooth, then need to worry. We are here to help you to fix your missing tooth and will bring back the attractive smile. Make an appointment with our implant dentist Dr. Jared Anderson at Select Care Dental in Bend, Oregon or call us at 541-323-3930 to know more information about the dental implants.

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