There is a trend today that says that dental implants are replacing dental bridges. The reason is that 30 years ago, dental implants were not working very well and there were a multitude of failures with dental implants. Today, dental implant surgery is more predictable.
Dental bridges were really the only choice 30 years ago but again, today’s technology and precision and high tech dental bonding has given new life to the dental bridges because they are more affordable, predictable and last a very long time without the need of surgery.
Dr. Muslin explains to his patient using the following wording, “With dental implants we are drilling a hole in your jawbone and with dental bridges we are drilling down the teeth”. The patients get an understanding that no matter which treatment that the patient is choosing, there are risks involved.
Both treatments have their advantages and their limitations. If the patient has a missing tooth and the neighboring teeth are healthy, a dental implant is a great choice or a new high tech porcelain bonded Maryland style bridge are great solutions.
The choice depends on the bite, jawbone, financial limitations and the physical health of the patient. Dr. Muslin can deliver a Maryland type dental bridge on a patient without shots, surgery or grinding down the healthy teeth. The treatment choices by the best high tech cosmetic dentist are incredible.
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