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Implants vs Dentures or Bridges

Do I Want A Dental Bridge, Dentures or Implants in NYC?

As with many things, one size does not fit all when it comes to dentistry. People will often ask, “Should I get dentures or implants?” Different treatments suit different individuals better. This is no different when it comes to a dental bridge, dentures or implants. Please reference the brief descriptions of each treatment below to gain a better understanding of these services.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a permanent post that is placed in the stead of the original tooth root that provides a trudy and durable foundation to place a dental crown, dentures or a partial denture. Dental implants are not only durable and sturdy, but they help prevent bone loss through deterioration that often accompanies loss or removal of teeth (whether natural or intentional). Dental implants may cost a little more on the front end, but the long-term benefits are hard to match.

Dentures

Dentures have come a long way over the years. Modern dentures are more durable and natural-looking and functioning than ever before. Dentures are false gums with attached artificial teeth that help you live a normal lifestyle, including eating, smiling, laughing and talking. When done properly, dentures can be a great long-term solution for you, especially implant supported dentures. The teeth in our dentures look and function as teeth should, without being overly noticeable.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a dental device that consist of a artificial tooth or crown that is suspended over a gap in a smile by attaching it to surrounding teeth, essentially creating a tooth “bridge”. Bridges can be good solutions for missing teeth but the tooth is not “anchored” like implant supported dentures or implants. It can be durable, but it will usually not last permanently and may not feel or function as naturally as a dental implant.
 
If you would like to learn more about these services and whether a dental bridge, dentures or implants will work the best for you, please call and schedule a visit today.