Are implants really as good as a bridge?
YES!! Dental implants are now considered the standard of care for missing teeth.
Studies show that after ten years, 90% of the implant cases continue to be successful. Unlike bridges, there is no undue damage to adjacent teeth. Why cut two good teeth to replace one missing tooth if you don’t need to?
With bridges, you still get bone loss in the area of the missing tooth – the opposite is true with implants. Implants help maintain bone integrity. Because implants are stronger, healthier, maintain bone, last longer, and are not damaging to adjacent teeth, in most cases they are and should be considered the standard of care in any office.