Have you suffered the trauma of tooth loss or damage? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and we understand that some of the things which you used to take for granted such as eating or drinking can soon become more complicated.
But Ewan Bramley Dental Care and dental implants can provide the solution to your problem. Many people are put off by what sounds like a painful procedure, but it’s actually very simple and straightforward.
In this article, our Dental Implants expert, Dr. Liam McGrath, compares dental implants to bridges as more patients consider the latter option for replacing missing teeth to get you smiling with confidence again.
Dental Implants V Bridges. What’s The Best Option?
Dental implants offer a more permanent replacement for teeth than dentures or bridges and they work by screwing moorings into the gums where the root and nerve of the original tooth would be, which can then be used to mount a permanent replacement of one tooth, several teeth or a whole set of teeth.
Although dental bridges offer permanent tooth replacement, they do not replace the roots of teeth as dental implants do. Dental bridges also include hardware above the gum line, and can sometimes complicate daily dental hygiene and increase the risks of future oral health problems.
Dental bridges work well for replacing the visible parts of teeth in terms of appearance and functionality. Crafted to look like natural teeth, dental bridges topped with crowns offer excellent cosmetic value.
Unfortunately, bridges can sometimes trouble patients by predisposing them to tooth decay and gum disease. This happens because of the hardware accompanying dental bridges, which can accumulate food and bacteria and can be difficult to clean without special instruments. Dental bridges can be more convenient than removable dentures, but they cannot equal the performance of dental implants.
Dental Implants can anchor permanent crowns in order to give patients a completely natural appearance. When patients choose dental implants over bridges, however, they gain replacement of their tooth roots as well as their crowns. This means that dental implant recipients avoid jaw bone loss, which can plague patients who choose bridges because they are still missing the tooth roots.
Left untreated, jaw bone loss can give patients an aged appearance and increase their risks of gum disease and further tooth loss. Dental implants also offer easy brushing and flossing.
For these reasons, dental implants are usually preferable for restoring the looks and health of patients who have lost teeth.
Ewan Bramley Dental Care offers both dental bridges and dental implants to patients with missing teeth.
Our very own Dr. Liam McGrath is one of only a handful of UK dentists to have trained under the famous Dennis Tarnow in California and has successfully placed more than 1,500 implants over the last 6 years.
Liam McGrath, who is a verified dental trainer, works alongside the Ewan Bramley team on all implant cases, benefiting from the state of the art technology and systems at the clinic.
To find out more about Dental Implants, why don’t you book your free consultation with us here at Ewan Bramley Dental Care? Give us a call today on 0191 259 6506 or submit your information here and we’ll get right back to you!