Do you have a missing tooth? Are you considering the different types of restorative dentistry? Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is essential to look at the differences between a dental bridge and a dental implant.

Dental bridges are not a permanent solution but have worked to replace teeth for generations of Anchorage dental patients. Here is why we recommend dental implants:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem – the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not protect against bone recession at the extraction site.

Attractive woman enjoying the nice weather outside with a smile. She's been reviewing her options of a dental implant over a bridge with the Anchorage dentists at Excellence in Dentistry.

What’s the Advantage of a Dental Implant over a Bridge?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • Will curtail the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually not as difficult to clean as a dental bridge – lower risk of decay.
  • They commonly last longer.
  • Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Anchorage dentist about the cost of dental implants. Call (907) 349-0022 to schedule a consultation at Excellence in Dentistry.