Bridges, Implants, Or Dentures: Which Is Right For You?

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If you are missing some of your teeth, there are plenty of options for repairing your smile. Three common methods are bridges, implants, and dentures, with each having their own advantages and disadvantages. By knowing the differences, you can decide on which one is best for you.


Dental bridges are a very cost effective solution for those only missing a few teeth. The bridge is installed permanently, but requires healthy teeth that surround the gap for the bridge to attach to. Since the bridge relies on healthy teeth, the bridge can fail if those surrounding teeth need to be removed, which could lead to needing partial dentures or a dental implant to fix the problem later.

Bridges aren't an option for large sections of teeth that are missing, because the bridge has a greater chance of breaking. That is why it is best for those that cannot afford dental implants, but only need a few teeth fixed.


Looking for a solution to your missing teeth that is durable? An implant will be the strongest option available. It will also function and look like a real tooth, and nobody will ever know that you have an implant. As long as you take care of your implant, it can potentially last your entire life.

Unfortunately, implants will be the most costly of all the options available, which can put it out of your price range. If your missing tooth was caused by gum disease, it may not be possible to get an implant due to the health of your gums.

As long as you have the cash to spend, and your gums can handle the surgery, dental implants will give you the best results.


When comparing the three options, dentures will be the cheapest option available. You can also get dentures made fast, especially when compared to the dental implant process. This means your missing tooth will be fixed within days, not weeks.

Many people find dentures uncomfortable, and have a difficult time adjusting to them. There is definitely an adjustment period when learning how to properly talk while wearing dentures, and they can slip when talking or eating. They also involve removing them for cleaning, while alternative methods are installed permanently.

If you are on a budget and do not mind the adjustment period, dentures are for you.

There is no need to be stressed about your missing teeth, as there are plenty of options available to you. Now that you are aware of your options, you can decide on the one that will meet your needs the best. Visit a website like to learn more about which option may be best for you.


22 April 2015

Getting Your Toddler to the Dentist Once and For All

Toddlers should see a dentist for the first time by the age of twelve months or by the time their first tooth comes in. But if you are a parent with toddlers anything like mine, the prospect of going to the dentist (let alone anywhere!) can be pretty intimidating. My kids were a handful growing up. They had tantrums any time we would have to sit in a waiting room, and they refused to get in the dentist's chair during their first few visits. So, I had to employ a professional to help me make the transition to finally getting them in that dental chair without all the screaming and crying. I know I'm not the only parent in this situation, so I decided to share the information I've learned with others who can use a little help. You can find all my advice right here on these pages!