Dental Implants Are Better Than Bridges

Dental bridges are tooth restorations that can be used to replace missing teeth.However the procedure is not appropriate for all patients with missing teeth.Bridges can be used to replace two or more teeth.

Dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.People of any age can get it done even if bone is resorbed ,and implants can be used to replace even single teeth.

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

  • ESTHETICS: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth,they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridge work and dentures.
  • TOOTH SAVINGS: Dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighbouring teeth are not altered to support the implant.More of your teeth are left untouched,a significant long term benefit to your oral health.
  • CONFIDENCE: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence.They are secure and offer freedom from the clicking and wobblings of partial dentures.No worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
  • RELIABLE: The success rate of dental implant is highly predictable.They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.


  1. I agree, though bridges are an effective way to replace teeth, it is not the answer for everyone. I lost a tooth while playing baseball with my family and I love the look and feel of my dental implant. I like that I can’t tell that it is a fake tooth. <a href=’’ ></a&gt;

  2. We’re attempting to get dentures or implants for my grandmother as her teeth are falling out. We considered dentures, but we’re willing on spending more to get implants as they’re much better I hear. I didn’t hear about bridges before, but I don’t think that will work as most her teeth are gone. I sure hope she’ll enjoy her Christmas present, I can’t wait to see how happy she’ll be!

  3. Thanks for this comprehensive summary of the differences. You did a great job of outlining the pros and cons. For me, I’d say one of the most important factors is actually confidence like you mentioned. It’s so important to feel confident with your teeth and smile – it makes a huge impact on your daily life.

  4. I think that it’s amazing that dental implants can prevent bone loss. This is probably because the bone is actually able to grow around the titanium screw that the dentist puts in. I feel a lot more confident in dental work these days, especially since I had to get so many painful fillings as a kid. I am going to teach my children such good dental hygiene it’s not even funny.

  5. I like the point you made about how dental implants don’t compromise the teeth adjacent to the tooth getting replaced.  I had some teeth that got knocked out in a motorcycle accident.  Both of my front teeth.  I will definitely need to get them replaced because it is hard to talk and eat now.  I have looked at several other options but dental implants seem to be the best choice.

  6. It was interesting when you said that implants can help people eat and talk with confidence.   I have never had to get implants, but I know people who have.  My friend had to get an implant because he had a problem with one of his teeth.   I actually haven’t talked to him about it, but it would be interesting to see how it went for him and what his opinion is.

  7. I have been talking to a lot of my friends and relatives with young children lately. It’s interesting to see the way that different people approach the need to have their child see a dentist. I have been looking into the possibility of just using the same dentist my wife and I use for my kids when they need that help, but my dentist is more used to this type of procedure, I’m not sure that he would be able to help my kids as well as another dentist can. It’s definitely an interesting thing to consider.

  8. There have been many articles detailing the differences between dental implants, bridges, and other ways to restore lost or missing teeth. I’ve heard a lot of good things about dental implants, but it’s really up to the person getting the work done. A lot of times it’s what the person can afford if they are wanting to replace the tooth at all. I would need to read more about dental bridges to get a better picture.

  9. In this depiction of how the dental implant is supposed to work, there’s a yellow substance in your gums. What exactly is that material on the inside of your gums that hold the bones of your teeth intact? I’m learning everything I can about dental implants for my dad whose getting his procedure done when he makes an appointment. He hasn’t had one of his teeth for over a month!

  10. CaseyJones1  I think that it is smart to look at your options, even if they are somewhat limited. You are probably making the best choice open to you for getting implants. Bridges often compromise the surrounding teeth, and can cause additional damage. Implants are definitely the way to go.

  11. daveyhiltz We’re going through something similar for my grandmother. She recently started losing some teeth, and has been really worried that she will lose them all. I recommended implants to her, because they don’t rely on her surrounding teeth. This way she doesn’t have to worry about the integrity of some teeth affecting others.

  12. Hafsa, this was a good article about dental implants that had just the information I was looking for. I like how you included a lot of positive things about dental implants and how they are beneficial. I didn’t know that dental implants were a very reliable option for tooth replacement. Do you know how much they cost on average?
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  13. I have wondered what the process was for people who aren’t able to have crowns put in. I’ve only had to go through a single root canal procedure so far in my life. At the time it didn’t even occur to me to ask what happens to people without viable teeth on either side of the damaged one. Thanks for enlightening me.

  14. While I’m no fan of generalizations, saying that one treatment will always be better than others, I have to agree with Hafsa on this one. I can think of some situations in which a bridge is the only option for a patient because their gums or their jawbones are too weak to deal with an implant. Then again, in all other cases that both can feasibly be used, I would say that implants have a higher-quality result. Bridges are good, but they are old technology.

  15. Hafsa, I think that a lot of people might decide on implants purely from your first point. Aesthetics are very important, so it is great when you have an implant that looks like a real tooth. This can lead to your third point, and give people more confidence in day to day life.

  16. It is pretty cool to see that there is a benefit analysis between bridges and dentures. This is really helpful because I need some form of replacement teeth. My teeth are falling out in droves it seems. I better get a plan before I lose all my teeth.

  17. As with all things, it’s dependent on a variety of factors. Both have their place. It all comes down to aligning your recommendations with each individual patient’s unique situation, expectations, and resources. Being flexible and customizing your solutions for each individual is the key to great dentistry.

  18. Hafsa, the way that you compared the difference between dental bridges and dental implants is excellent. It looks like you have had experiences with these two terms. When would it be necessary to do a dental implant? For me it is something that I also have been researching about for the past three weeks.

  19. It’s cool that dental implants are able to help prevent bone decay. I didn’t think bout how eating would be with partial dentures, but you’re right, that would be tricky. If I was in need of something like this, I think I would go with the implant.

  20. This had so much good data in it. I have been pondering about the distinction between these two techniques for some time now. I didn’t know which would be better for a certain case versus another. This addressed my inquiries altogether!

  21. Since bridges and dentures do not replace the missing tooth root, they are not effective for conserving bone structure. In addition, bridges require that at least two neighboring teeth be grinded down to serve as anchors. Partial dentures rely on metal hooks and clasps that create stress on neighboring teeth, and complete dentures are only effective when all of the upper or lower teeth are missing. Fortunately, dental implants are almost always the best available option.

  22. Many people prefer dental bridges instead of dental implants as they believe that implants are much more expencive than dental bridges, but in perspective dental implants are cheaper because dental bridges would be sufficient for only 5-10 years, and then it would be necessary to replace them again, while dental implants with the right treatment are lifetime


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