Provo cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you weighing your options regarding tooth restoration?
Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is important to look at the differences between a dental bridge and a permanent tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of people. However, they have some drawbacks:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem—the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not guard against bone recession at the extraction site.

Why does a tooth implant have key benefits over a dental bridge?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • Will cut down the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually easier to keep clean which results in a lower risk of decay.
  • They generally last longer.
  • Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Anytown dentist about dental financing options. If you choose a dental implant, it will probably be less expensive in the long run.

If you want to learn more about dental implants, I invite you to call Cornertown Dentistry at 801.938.3466. I am Doctor Larry Johnson, and I am enthusiastic about restoring smiles for my patients with remarkable permanent restorations. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation at my Anytown office.

Contact Cornertown Dentistry:

801.938.3466

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

123 North Main
Anytown, America
84001