Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants - Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Info By Jose Valenzuela on January 10, 2011

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants

When you are missing teeth, there are many different issues that you have to deal with in terms of your overall dental health and your appearance. One aesthetic concern that you may have is the overall appearance of your smile. This is understandable since even just a single missing tooth can diminish the quality of your smile. Where your dental health is concerned, you have a lot of matters to consider. A missing tooth can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of place, and then there is the potential of bone loss as well in the jaw.

For these reasons, you have multiple options when it comes to getting effective cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The main decision will come down to removable dental bridges (or dentures) and Palm Springs dental implants. This decision may prove difficult for some, and others may not know how to even evaluate this decision, so we’ll briefly go over the basics of this dilemma below.

For one, dental bridges are certainly an effective way for you to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. These dental appliances consist of artificial teeth that are held in place by using the existing support of your remaining teeth. (Dentures, by contrast, will be held in place by using the existing and remaining portions of your gum and jaw structure, and the hold can be supplemented by denture creams.)

On the other hand, dental implants are artificial tooth roots rather than removable dental appliances. These dental implants area are anchored into placed in your existing soft tissue (i.e., the gums) and bone structure (i.e., the jawbone). Since the dental implants are integrated into the existing structures of your mouth, they are not prone to any slippage or looseness like removable dental bridges or dentures would be. These dental implants can be used to support a single artificial tooth as well as dental bridges and dentures.

As you have read, there are clear advantages to getting dental implants over removable dental bridges or removable dentures alone. To learn more about dental implants as well as Palm Springs teeth whitening and other dental topics, be sure to contact us for dental implants in the Palm Springs area.

Dr. Valenzuela

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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