A dental implant is a superb alternative to a dental bridge. While a dental bridge uses support from the adjacent natural teeth to replace a missing tooth, a dental implant uses support from the jaw bone. For this reason, it is considered a permanent treatment. A dental bridge can last for 5-15 years depending on its taken care of, whereas a dental implant can possibly last for the entire lifetime. Dental implants are higher in price than dental bridges, so make sure you consider all your options and requirements before settling on a treatment.
- Easier on the pocket
- No surgery required
- Quick replacement for missing teeth
- Bone grafting not necessary
- Trimming of abutment teeth required
- Cannot treat bone loss
- It may not last as long as a dental implant (bridge lasts for 5-15 years)