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    Why You Should Get Dental Implants Instead of Dental Tooth Bridge


    Many of us remember a time when you didn’t have a choice between a dental implant or a dental tooth bridge. This was because dental implants cost too much or weren’t done at all. This would also include a time when dental implants weren’t even an option because dental technology hadn’t progressed enough to be able to replace teeth yet. Though our history books talk about the wooden teeth our ancestors used, they were more as dentures, and not surgically fused into your gums.reliable Dental Implants hammond dental

    During the time before implants became so affordable, dentists would recommend grinding down the surrounding teeth to create a dental tooth bridge. Instead of having one tooth missing, you now had one tooth missing and two teeth with altered integrity.

    Not the ideal situation for a healthy mouth and smile, but what choice did we have? There wasn’t much of a choice if you wanted a full smile so your dental problems didn’t stand out as an issue every time you smiled.

    Nowadays, with the decreasing costs of a dental implant, it is more feasible for us to consider that method instead of the traditional. With a dental implant, there is less damage to the surrounding teeth. It does require the extraction of the damaged tooth, but if the tooth has had a failed root canal or been broken with little left by which to attach a crown normally, the extraction may actually be a welcome relief to pain you’ve probably been experiencing.

    A dental implant is placed through three steps and requires the coordination of care between an oral surgeon and your dentist. An oral surgeon places a titanium post into the bone of your jaw as the artificial root for your implant. He will usually also place the abutment, which is needed to give the crown something to attach to. Some oral surgeons can do these two steps at the same time, while others require separate visits and time to heal between them.

    While the healing process is important, sometimes pushing into the gum that has grown over the post can be painful as well. It may be worth doing a little research into whether or not your oral surgeon prefers to do the two steps together or separately. Saving some time off from work and additional pain may be just the motivation you need to have both done together.

    A prosthodontist will create the crown for your dentist to attach to the abutment. This is the same kind of crown you would have placed over the anchor teeth if you were to have a dental tooth bridge done. You and your dentist will choose an appropriate color to make sure the crown matches the teeth surrounding the implant. The crown is then screwed onto the abutment and you’re done!

    There are risks to getting a dental implant done that may be significant enough for you to choose the dental tooth bridge, though. It is important to weigh all the risks with the benefits before making this decision, as both are permanent. You could suffer from an infection in the site, which could affect the surrounding teeth or blood vessels. You also have a chance of suffering from nerve damage. If you have the implant done in the upper part of your mouth, you do run the risk of sinus problems. Your oral surgeon will look at the elevation of your sinus and may suggest a sinus lift while placing the post. Finally, the titanium post may not fuse to the bone.

    Consider all your options before choosing between the two. You want to be happy with your smile.


Advanced Dental Concept Google Reviews

Advanced Dental Concepts
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4.9 out of 5 stars

Justin McMullin
Justin McMullin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

For the past few years I've been debating a tooth restoration treatment from my dentist here, and I finally took the plunge, and they look great! The reason I ended up going for it is, what's not to like? Their services are modestly priced, and the staff is loyal and friendly to their longtime customers (aka me!)

Gracie Franklin
Gracie Franklin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I was looking for a dentist near me and my sister recommended Advanced Dental Concept! My whole experience was good. I was treated nicely the moment I walked in. The place was welcoming and the staff was friendly. I had my check up there and will come back for my teeth whitening treatment!

Lauren Catalanatto
Lauren Catalanatto

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best dental office I have ever been too. I am a huge scaredy cat when it comes to having anything done to my teeth and everyone at Advanced Dental Concepts have gone above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. 10/10!

Jacqueline Wicker
Jacqueline Wicker

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

The best dental visit I've ever had for me and my kids. So loved that I found this office through reviews. The reviews were right. Love the visit. Office super clean, smells great in there. They took care of my teeth. First time ever being satisfied after a cleaning. My teeth feel great. I notice a difference. More than pleased.

Henry Cotten
Henry Cotten

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

I regularly get my teeth whitening treatment from here. If I had before & after pics on my computer I'd post them to show the huge difference between before I started treatments 6 months ago, and now. All I can say is, my smile has never looked more glamorous