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A bridge is considered typically when you need to replace missing teeth, keep the shape of your face, and maintain your bite. A bridge is composed of two crowns with a fake tooth in the middle where the missing teeth may have been.
Dental implants are a revolutionary way to fix missing or broken teeth. When the implant is complete, most patients don’t notice a difference between their implant and their natural teeth. It is a permanent solution.
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There are some significant differences between a bridge and an implant. At Saskatoon Dental Group we will assess your particular situation and provide a recommendation that best meets your needs.
A Bridge is exactly that…a fake tooth that bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge is supported by surrounding teeth or implants and the success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone it attaches to.
Dental implants have come a very long way in recent years and are a permanent solution to tooth replacement. A high tech titanium rod is placed in your jaw and functions as a root which will support a crown to replace your missing teeth. These titanium rods can also support a bridge or a complete denture. Patients are able to chew hard foods again with no worry as the implant is strong and feels just like your other natural teeth.
This decision may be based on price and insurance coverage as these procedures qualify as ‘major’ dental procedures by most insurance companies and therefore may results in them offering a smaller coverage level compared to basic dental services.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a dental implant cost?
A dental implant procedure requires quite a few steps and typically the involvment other dental professionals to complete. It varies in cost due to several factors:
- Implant location
- Whether or not bone grafting is required
- Cost of the actual implant and crown
Let our team provide you with an assessment of your needs. We will then lay out all the steps and costs and help you maximize the insurance coverage available to you so you can make an informed decision.
What is better - a bridge or an implant?
Neither is really better than the other. They each have their own benefits and must be weighed with the pros and cons specific to the patient. Our team will help you make the decision that is best based on a few factors:
- The location of the missing tooth you want to repair
- The condition of the surrounding bones, teeth, and gums
We ultimately want what is best for you and each of the options works in certain circumstances.