Missing Tooth? Bridge vs Implant Solution

Categories: Dental Implants

Highlands Ranch cosmetic dental and tooth implants

The cosmetic dentistry experts at Almeida & Bell Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry in Lone Tree, CO can answer your questions about improving your grin.

Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you researching the various restoration options?
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 examine the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of people. However, they are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem. The teeth next to the missing tooth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.

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

  • 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • Usually stronger.
  • Lessen the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • Easier to keep clean which results in a lower risk of decay.
  • Lasts longer.
  • Eventually, could support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Lone Tree dentist about all of your treatment options. If you decide on a dental implant, it could be less expensive and a better tooth replacement.

At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic and Dental Center in Lone Tree, we handle many different smile restorations. Please call today if you want to learn more about dental implants. We’re happy to help improve your smile.


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Almeida & Bell Dental – Lone Tree
8683 E Lincoln Ave Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado

Almeida & Bell Dental – Denver
9126 57th Ave.
Denver, Colorado


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