Of course there is more than one way to replace a missing tooth, or even teeth. But we must be clear that not all methods are created equal. Dentures and partials are used when the majority of a patient’s teeth are missing or need to be replaced. Crown and bridgework is usually performed when one or a few teeth are missing. Dental implants replace individual teeth and are often used to stabilize dentures, partials, and bridges—demonstrating the superiority of implantation over the alternatives.
The Dental Implant Difference
There are a number of factors to consider when weighing the pros and cons of dental implants versus traditional crown and bridgework. Below we’re going to outline a few of the more notable concerns. (more…)