Implants vs. Bridges

Implants vs. Bridges

When you lose a tooth, regardless of how, you mostly have two main options with which you can choose from to deal with the gap that the tooth has left behind. To fill up the gap you can either opt for getting a fixed dental bridge put in or you can opt to get a dental implant fixed in the place of your lost tooth. The dental bridge literally bridges the gap between your teeth by taking, usually, a three part crown of which two sides are hollowed out so that they can fit on top of the teeth directly next to the gap. The teeth next to the gap are slightly shaped in a way that they can fit inside the three part crown. The crown in the middle is supposed to be the replacement for the missing tooth and is held in place by the two teeth right next to it. However there is an issue with this procedure and that is that these crowns are not easy to maintain cleaning wise and some of your teeth need to be moved or adjusted for this procedure and that can cause problems later on.

Dental implants on the other hand only work on the gap area between the teeth. The implant is made of three things, the screw or post, the crown that goes on top of the screw, and the cement that holds it together. The screw is put in to your jaw and acts like the root that holds up the implant tooth. The part of the screw that is still above the gums is slathered with cement and then the implant or crown is applied on top of it and fixed. This procedure is easily done in Los Angeles dentist clinics like the LA dental town clinic.

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