Choosing The Best Option For Missing Teeth

Choosing The Best Option For Missing Teeth

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At Englewood Dentistry, Dr. Roshana Sherzoy believes that when considering options for replacing missing teeth, the choice between a dental implant and a three-unit bridge is a significant one. Each option presents a distinct set of advantages, costs, and considerations regarding long-term oral health and functionality.

Dental Implants vs a Three-Unit Bridge

Dental implants have become increasingly popular due to their numerous advantages over traditional bridges. One key advantage of implants is their ability to mimic the natural tooth structure more closely. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over time, providing a sturdy and stable foundation for a replacement tooth. This integration with the bone not only ensures a more secure fit but also helps to maintain the overall health of the jawbone by preserving its structure and preventing bone loss.

Preserving Jawbone Growth and Facial Structure

In contrast, a three-unit bridge relies on the support of adjacent teeth for stability. These adjacent teeth need to be filed down to accommodate the bridge, which can weaken them over time and increase the risk of damage or decay. Additionally, bridges do not provide the same level of stimulation to the jawbone as implants, which can lead to bone loss in the long run. Implants, on the other hand, help stimulate bone growth and maintain jawbone integrity because they mimic the pressure and stimulation of natural teeth. This critical feature not only preserves the jawbone’s shape and density but also contributes to the overall facial structure, preventing the sunken appearance that can occur with tooth loss and bone deterioration.

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Ultimately, the choice between a dental implant and a three-unit bridge depends on various factors, including the patient’s health, the condition of the adjacent teeth, and personal preferences. However, for those seeking a long-term solution that offers durability, preserves oral health, and closely resembles the function and appearance of natural teeth, dental implants may be the preferred option. We invite you to contact us at 201-541-8111 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roshana Sherzoy to learn more about your restorative dentistry options in Englewood, New Jersey.

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