Implant vs Conventional Bridge
If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant may be the best treatment for you. A single tooth implant saves tooth structure compared to a traditional bridge because a bridge requires cutting down neighboring teeth for support. The implant also helps to preserve bone in the area. Unsupported bone will deteriorate underneath a bridge which can cause a visual defect. This defect also makes it more difficult to clean under the bridge. The cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge. Overall, the implant can provide a more natural replacement for your missing tooth.
Dental Implant Placement