Is a bridge better than an implant?
If you're missing more than one consecutive tooth, a dental bridge is likely a better option than an implant. A separate implant needs to be surgically attached to your jawbone for each missing tooth, leading to expensive and often impractical surgery.
How long do dental bridges last?
Dental bridges are not permanent. They last an average of 10 years.
Is bridging of teeth painful?
The bridge procedure is not painful because a local anesthetic is used while paring your teeth and when tyour dentist takes an impression. It is often unnecessary to take an analgesic for pain relief after the treatment.
What are the disadvantages of dental bridges?
Cons of Dental Bridges
Traditional bridges require putting crowns over perfectly healthy teeth. ...
Maryland bridges can cause damage to the existing teeth and are not sturdy. ...
Implant supported bridges take longer and cost more. ...
Bridges don't correct bone loss in the jaw. ...
Bridges don't last as long as implants.