Dental Implants May Be a Better Option than a Bridge


Whether you’ve lost your tooth from a sports accident or another reason, you probably want to have it replaced as soon as possible. You have several options to replace missing teeth. You can have a dental bridge made that literally bridges, or spans the gap with a pontic, or a false tooth, to replace the missing tooth. Or you can have a dental implant procedure to replace the tooth.

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically implanted into the jaw. The jaw bone and gums grow around the implant, anchoring it firmly into the jaw like the roots of your tooth. A dental crown is then placed over the top to mimic the appearance of a real tooth. The resulting tooth looks, feels and acts like a natural one.

There are several reasons why dentists recommend dental implants rather than bridges:

- Implants preserve your bone structure better than bridges.

- Bridges must be fitted to the two teeth on either side of the bridge itself, which requires shaping and crowning the teeth. This further changes healthy teeth to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants do not affect the surrounding teeth.

- Implants look more natural. That may be important for teeth that are visible when you smile, chew or speak. 

If you’re in reasonably good health, you may be a great candidate for a dental implant. Make an appointment with Bassett Creek Dental to discuss the possibility of a dental implant. We can complete the entire dental implant procedure right here in our comfortable, convenient Golden Valley office. It’s one more way that we try to make dental care a one-stop package of services for our patients.

Call for an appointment: 763-546-1301.



Category List

Tag List

year end (1)
Teeth Enamel (1)
additive (1)
Flossing (2)
dentist (3)
family dentistry tips (2)
dental injury (1)
Wisdom Teeth Extraction (1)
Tooth Brushing (1)
enamel (1)
root canal treatment procedure (1)
family dentistry (9)
Family Dentist (1)
stain (1)
dental trauma (1)
what is a root canal treatment (1)
free dental care (1)
cosmetic dentistry (6)
mouthguards (1)
Tooth Decay (1)
tooth crown procedure (1)
Dentistry for Kids (1)
Smile Design (2)
bleaching (1)
going to the dentist (1)
ADA (1)
dental decay (1)
visit to the dentist (1)
pain after root canal treatment (1)
implant dentistry (1)
dental crown procedure (1)
dental crown process (1)
dental benefits (1)
community (1)
toothaches (2)
first dentist visit in years (1)
Family Dental Health (1)
event (1)
MDA (1)
crown (1)
dental emergency (1)
implant (1)
dental checkup (1)
makeover (1)
teeth whitening (3)
same day crowns (1)
Teeth Brushing (2)
Teeth Cleanings (1)
first dental visit (1)
Porcelain Crowns (1)
Cosmetic Bonding (1)
how is a root canal done (1)
Dental Care Tips (1)
senior dental care (1)
cerec crowns (2)
flouride (1)
dental health (1)
dental crown (1)
dental implant (2)
self-confidence (1)
Sparkling Drinks (1)
dental bridge (1)
dental accident (1)
bleachorexia (1)
risk (1)
children (1)
cavity (1)
cosmetic (2)
dental plan (1)
Give Kids a Smile (1)
volunteer (1)
Dentists (2)
dental tips (1)
toothache (1)
Mouth Guards (1)
bleach (1)
Wisdom Teeth Removal (1)
sports mouth guards (1)
Nitrous Oxide (1)
laughing gas (1)
sugary drinks (1)
re-implantation (1)
Dental Hygienists (1)
broken tooth (1)
peroxide (1)
Children’s Dentistry (1)
preventative (1)
water (1)
Nitrous (1)
Dental Checkups (4)
Dental Service (1)
Filings (1)
summer safety (1)