Should I get Individual Implants or Implant Bridges?

Implant Bridge

We often get asked if we do dental implant bridges, to which we answer: sometimes!

You see, there are two ways to replace multiple missing teeth in a row.  The first is to replace each missing tooth with an individual implant, or, in some cases, we can use two implants to support a bridge of three or more teeth.

Dental implant bridges lower the cost of restoring missing teeth. In many cases, they’re the best option not only because of the lower price, but because in the front of the mouth, where the aesthetic zone is, it is generally not recommended to place implants next to each other, so bridges are the preferred way of restoring multiple missing teeth. One downside of dental implant bridges is that they can be a bit tricky to floss, as they require a special technique to floss underneath the bridge, where individual implants can be flossed just like your natural teeth.

In some cases, individual implants placed next to each other are the better option. Patients who grind their teeth at night put extra force on their implants, and individual implants withstand these forces better than bridges, which may fracture.

The best way to determine whether individual implants or bridges are the best for you is to discuss with your implant surgeon during a consultation.


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