What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bridge?
If you have a missing tooth/ missing teeth, there are several things you can do to replace them and restore your smile:
- The first option is a dental implant. This has the highest success rates and the tooth is likely to last a very long time. It also does not disturb the other teeth, like bridges and dentures can.
- The second option is a dental bridge. This is basically a false tooth that is secured onto any of the neighbouring teeth you have. It is fixed in place (i.e. it is a permanent solution), so you don’t have to remove it.
- The third option is a denture. This is a removable option and it works well if you have multiple missing teeth on both sides of the arch. For a single missing tooth, it is often not the best solution. As it is not fixed in place, you can expect to experience some movement when eating.
- The last option is to leave the missing gap. This can cause unwanted movement of nearby teeth that may drift into the space created by the missing tooth. It can cause issues with the bite and reduce the longevity of certain teeth.