What are the benefits of dental implants vs. a dental bridge and dentures?
When it comes to replacing a single missing tooth, a dental implant will do much more for you than a traditional dental bridge. For starters, a dental implant should last the rest of your life. Dental bridges, on the other hand, break and wear out from time to time. And dental implants require no extra care like a bridge does. Plus, implants are so close to the look and feel of natural teeth, you’ll forget you even have them. If you’re missing several or all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures are the way to go. A huge advantage is implant-supported dentures are stable, they won’t slip or, even worse, fall out—no more embarrassing moments with friends. And because these dentures are attached to your jaw, you can kiss your gooey, messy adhesive goodbye. Best of all, implant-supported dentures are far more comfortable than traditional dentures. Implant-supported bridges and dentures may appear to be more expensive due to the higher upfront cost but in the long-term, they are most affordable because they are permanent—no ongoing maintenance and replacement costs.