Dental Implants are the Best Option to Replace Missing Teeth

Are you missing one or more teeth and considering replacing them? Bridges/ dentures and dental implants are both viable replacement options for missing teeth.

Here’s a quick comparison of the two:

Bridges or Dentures

Dental Implants

  • Can be uncomfortable
  • Comfortable
  • Can be ill-fitting
  • Secure
  • Limited diet
  • Allow for a healthy and varied diet
  • Clicking noises when talking or eating
  • Self-confidence when talking and eating
  • Require the use of neighboring teeth as anchors
  • Neighboring teeth are unaffected
  • Loss of bone will occur
  • Bone will be preserved
  • Require replacement every 7 to 15 years
  • Can last a lifetime when cared for properly
  • Less expensive in the short-run
  • Less expensive in the long-run


Talk with your general dentist about what method of tooth replacement is best for you. An OMS (oral and maxillofacial surgeon) is the dental specialist best suited and trained for the surgical placement of dental implants or implant secured dentures.

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