06 Oct 2021
6 min read
Finding out about the best treatments for missing teeth can be extremely confusing.
For example, implants and bridges can both be used to deal with:
This guide gives you a head start on understanding some of the differences between the two treatment types.
To find out more, come and see one of our expert dentists to discover the best options for your teeth and gums.
Your implants dentist places a titanium metal implant in your gum.
This creates a root for a tailor-made new false tooth (a crown) to perfectly match your teeth.
As well as enjoying new confidence, this also improves the eating experience.
A bridge usually features two crowns with a bespoke false tooth in the centre.
The crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.
The results can help you to stop feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile and to start feeling confident.
While bridges can last for years when looked after properly, the titanium cylinder of a dental implant is incredibly durable and can last for very many years.
The titanium is also extremely resistant to decay and gum problems.
With dental bridges, because your natural teeth are underneath the bridge, the remaining tooth structure will continue to be vulnerable to decay and gum disease.
In both cases, it’s important to take great care of your crowns and your existing teeth.
It’s important to brush thoroughly twice a day in the normal way and to make regular visits to your dentist and hygienist.
Treatment time for dental implants can often take several months.
After the implant is placed, it usually takes a minimum of three months before it is ready for a crown to be placed.
Dental bridges treatment can often be finished within weeks.
Dental implants jaw health
Dental implants help the jawbone to stay strong and healthy, which is good for oral health and helps you to maintain a well-defined face shape.
Implants also naturally replicate both the feel and function of a real tooth.
Dental bridges are a more cost-effective option than dental implants.
At the time of writing this guide, dental implants treatment at Wytes starts at £2,600.
And, at the time of writing, dental bridges treatment at Wytes starts at £680.
For more information visit our dental implants and crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays pages.
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