Dental bridges

Comparing Dental Bridges, Dental Implants, and Partial Dentures

Dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges in Spruce Grove are three different types of dental prosthetics that can be used to replace missing teeth. Each can correct oral health problems, restore your natural bite, and restore the look of your smile. But how do you choose which one is right for you? Campbell Dental Centre, a dentist in Spruce Grove, wants to help you decide by letting you know how each tooth replacement option works and who can benefit from it.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth which consists of two main parts: a titanium root and a false tooth, which we call a “crown”. The root is implanted into the bone/gums during a surgical procedure, and the false tooth is attached on top. A dental implant is a good option for replacing missing or damaged teeth because it functions just as a natural tooth would. It can restore your ability to speak and chew, and it isn't susceptible to decay. Dental implants, however, are the most expensive of the three options.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are the most affordable option available for replacing one or more missing teeth. The replacement teeth of a partial denture are affixed to a moulded plastic base. Like a full denture, a partial denture can be removed and cleaned. Partial dentures are custom-made to fit specifically into your mouth. Depending on your needs and wants, partial dentures can be held in place by a metal clasping framework or by internal precision attachments, which offer a more natural look.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fantastic option for replacing missing teeth, especially when taking into account budget, convenience, and longevity. Bridges are more affordable than dental implants, and also significantly less hassle than removable partial dentures. They provide a long-term solution to missing teeth without the need for surgery.

Dental bridges essentially bridge across the space left by one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of false teeth which are held in place by the natural teeth adjacent to the space. The bridge is bonded in place so that it cannot be removed at home. Once bonded in this manner, the replacement teeth of a dental bridge look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. With proper care, a dental bridge can last for over a decade.

How to Decide Which Option is Right for You

The best way to find out which type of dental prosthetic can work well for you is to speak to an experienced and caring Spruce Grove dentist. At Campbell Dental Centre we can go over your oral health and cosmetic needs and let you know if our dental bridges can meet those needs.

Our dental bridges provide an affordable and highly effective avenue for restoring the natural function and look of your teeth. They'll help take the pressure off your remaining natural teeth and provide support for your facial structures.

If you're interested in finding out more about dental bridges in Spruce Grove, just schedule an appointment with Campbell Dental Centre today.
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