I have a larger unit bridge than most. One piece broke, but my dentist wants to fix the whole thing or have me get dental implants. Why can’t I just fix the broken piece?
Jenna S. – Benton, AR
When it comes to a dental bridge, there is a major downside that when one piece breaks, the whole unit has to be replaced. That is one of the advantages of dental implants verses bridges. With an implant, you only have to replace the problem.
Now whether or not you get implants or replace the whole unit is a matter of choice.
A dental bridge is a faster procedure that almost any dentist can do. When it comes to dental implants, it does require surgery and you need a dentist with the specialized training. Plus, they are more expensive.
The advantages to implants are many. They function just like your normal teeth. You really will begin to think you have your old teeth back. They preserve your jawbone, which begins to disintegrate when you remove teeth. The implant fools your body into thinking your natural root is there.
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