Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implant

Attention Oklahoma City Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethHello Oklahoma City visitors, welcome to OKC Smiles. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in Moore: dental bridges.

While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of Moore dental patients, they are not problem-free. Many Oklahoma people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

Of course detrimental bacteria have no trouble moving in and taking over without the Oklahoma City dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, but the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most Moore people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in Moore. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Dental implants have a far better track record in Oklahoma than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Moore dental patients.

At OKC Smiles, dental implants can replace one or more teeth providing durability, beauty, and natural function.  Moreover, they can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures. No more embarrassing slipping!

If you want more information about dental implants, I invite you to call OKC Smiles at 405-543-2690. I am Dr. Mark Phan. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation. A beautiful smile can be yours with dental implants.

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Oklahoma City dentists Dr. Phan and Dr. Murray create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry, dentures, sedation dentistry and more in the OKC metro area including the Moore and Norman OK areas.
930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
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