dental care


Question by  silverfox52 (16)

What are the pros and cons of getting a bridge vs dental implants?


Answer by  ktuck (18)

A bridge is not as "permanent" as implants, it is much easier to replace. Dental implants take much more time to complete including actual surgery involving drilling into jaw bones can be far more involved than a bridge. Implants are far more expensive than bridges.


Answer by  3chesley5 (14)

A bridge is less expensive, easier to install, but may not last as long as an implant which costs more, takes longer, but is more durable. There is some chance an implant will not take.


Answer by  whizkid (95)

A bridge lays on the gum and attaches to the teeth on either side. These teeth must be drilled, which is not a good idea if they are not already compromised. An implant fits into a post put into the gum. It doesn't affect side teeth but requires surgery.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

A bridge even though it is quite expensive is slightly cheaper than dental implants. The bridge is permanent which is the same as implants. You also keep your own teeth as with dental implants you do not.


Answer by  Fuadaj (38)

A bridge would definitely be a cheaper alternative. An implant can save an adjacent tooth/teeth from being cut for the purpose. An implant always runs a risk of being rejected by the body. An implant should definitely be a stronger alternative.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

First the cost. A bridge is cheaper than dental implants, but dental implants last longer and soon they feel like your real teeth. You could feel a bridge with your tongue and it would drive you crazy. And its not permanent, Dental implants are permanent.

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