Why Crowns Over Implants Are a Desirable Alternative to Dental Bridges
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
At Massa Dental Center in Naples, FL, patients in the community can speak with a team of dedicated dentists about the options available to them for tooth replacement. Using today’s modern advances, patients now have several solutions to choose from. Drs. James Massa, Daniel Cocris, and Stacey Vlachos encourage patients to ask about tooth replacement, especially dental implants.
What restoration options are available?
At Massa Dental Center, patients have choices for tooth replacement, including:
• Dental implants
• Dental bridges
• Implant-retained dentures
Why should I choose dental implants over dental bridges?
Many patients love the idea of dental implants. Dental implants use titanium posts that are placed into the bone of the jaw to act as a tooth root replacement. Then, they are covered with a ceramic crown over the abutment to restore the smile’s beauty and function. Dental bridges are another more permanent option too, though implants have many advantages:
• Longevity. It’s no secret that dental implants last much longer than dentures and dental bridges combined. In fact, with proper care, most of our patients enjoy their dental implants for the rest of their lives.
• Maintain healthy teeth. When a single tooth is lost and a dental bridge is placed, the adjacent healthy teeth are filed down for placement. Instead, patients can leave their healthy teeth alone by placing a dental implant. This keeps the exciting teeth healthy, strong, and durable for many more years regardless of tooth loss.
• Jaw restoration. If teeth are lost or extracted, they can keep the natural bone of the jaw from being maintained. This is known as “dental resorption.” Patients who use bridges or even dentures may notice shrinking and changing of the jaw bone, which then contributes to a sunken-in appearance to the jaw. Implants encourage bone growth and maintain a healthy jaw.
Learn more about dental implants vs. dental bridges with the team at Massa Dental Center
Naples, FL area patients are welcome to schedule a consultation with Drs. James Massa, Daniel Cocris, and Stacey Vlachos to discuss their options for tooth replacement, and find out which solution is best for their needs. Contact the practice by calling (239) 597-7333 and visiting personally at 2220 Venetian Court, Suite 1.