Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges are anchored using crown “caps” that are placed over the adjacent teeth, holding your dental restoration securely in place.
Dental bridges are a practical and effective tooth replacement method, but they do not address the issue of bone loss and jaw shrinkage, which occurs whenever a tooth is missing. This means that over time, your bridge will need to be adjusted or replaced to adapt to changes in your jaw’s structure.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are secured directly into your jawbone, where they serve as a strong foundation for your dental restorations. Dental implants offer a number of advantages over other forms of tooth replacement, including:
- No reliance on adjacent teeth for support
- The strongest and most reliable hold of restorations
- No risk of slipping or falling out
- Complete restoration of strength and beauty
In addition, dental implants prevent jaw shrinkage by replacing the missing tooth’s root, stimulating bone growth in the area. For these reasons and more, dental implants are the preferred option for tooth replacement among dentists and patients alike.
Dental implants can also be used to support a dental bridge.
If you have further questions about dental bridges or dental implants, please contact The Dentists in Omaha today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Omaha general dentistry team. We have offices in Hillsborough, Village Pointe, Ralston Square, and Dundee.