The Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dental Bridges

Written By Picacho Family Dental on July 25, 2018

When you need to replace a missing tooth, you might dread the thought of needing a dental bridge, especially since a bridge can lead to problems in the future, such as an increased risk of tooth decay for the teeth around the bridge. 

Dental implants in Yuma are another option that may better suit you. 

What Is a Dental Bridge?

When you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can be recommended by your dentist. The bridge consists of two or more crowns, and then Dr. Lemmon places a false tooth in between. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants consist of a replacement tooth root and a fake tooth designed to match the rest of your teeth. 

Benefits of Dental Implants in Yuma

If you’re wondering if you should get dental implants, know that they’re a long-term solution to replace a missing tooth, as long as you take care of them properly. It’s possible for a dental implant to last a lifetime. Dental bridges, however, are more prone to decay, so you might need the dentist to replace the bridge in the future. Additionally, it’s easier to brush and floss in between your implant than a bridge. 

Fortunately, you can have the entire dental implant procedure conducted in Dr. Lemmon’s office, and all you have to do is schedule an appointment with Picacho Family Dental, which serves Yuma, Arizona and the surrounding region, by calling 928-318-6359.


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