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Dental Implants vs Crown and Bridge: Which is better?


To replace lost teeth, you can either get a dental bridge or you can rely on dental implants. Do you know the benefits and disadvantages of each option?


One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they protect the other teeth. In the case of a dental bridge, the natural teeth have to perform the function of support. The implant is not putting any strain on other teeth.


Another great advantage of implants is that they can be used to replace more than one missing natural tooth. In the case of a bridge, a dentist will need healthy adjacent teeth for support. Various combinations are possible in the case of implants. The dentist can replace a single missing tooth or a denture.


Implants require little maintenance. This is one of the biggest differences between this option and dental bridges. High quality implants can last a lifetime. Dental crowns and bridges will have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.


If you are considering implants, you should take in consideration another important advantage – implants are easier to maintain. The cleaning process is very simple and flossing between implants is possible. In addition, implants look more natural and facilitate chewing, since the dental bridge may slip.


Dental bridges, on the other hand, come with a number of advantages, as well. To get a bridge, you will have to undergo a simple dental procedure that involves no surgery. In order to be placed in the mouth, dental implants require surgical intervention.


It is easier and quicker to get dental bridges. The entire procedure will visit in approximately two to three visits to your dentists.

A dental bridge is recommended in the case of jaw bone loss or significant damage. The process will be simpler, less painful and less expensive in such instances. It is important to know that the positioning of dental implants demands healthy bone.


Once fixed, the bridge is very stable. It will provide for effortless chewing of food and it will feel comfortable, once you get familiar with it. Dental bridges are also a less expensive option than other dental methods for the replacement of missing teeth.


Knowing these factors will help you make an informed decision about dental implants and bridges. Each option has its advantages that need to be compared for an informed decision to be made.


Well written blog about difference between dental implants and crown and bridge. So it is clear that dental implant is more secure, safe and long lasting as compare to crown and bridge although the cost of dental implant is more than the crown and bridge.
Posted @ Friday, August 17, 2012 12:45 AM by Dental Lab Products
We know that dental implant is a titanium post that serves as a root for the new artificial replacement tooth. In case if several of your teeth are missing then one or more implants can secure a bridge or dentures whereas bridge is a fixed partial denture consisting of one or more adjacent artificial teeth. Dental implants may be more expensive than bridges. 
Posted @ Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:43 PM by Affordable Dentist Santa Rosa
Are implants better than a bridge and which procedure do you have to be awake for
Posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:04 PM by Bellamy
I have to do 3 implants alongside each other. Should I put a crown bridge across the three of them or single crowns?
Posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 6:26 AM by Brian Scoon
@Bellamy - you should be able to go to a dentist who will sedate you for that sort of an operation - some dentists don't offer it but some do.  
It's really very dangerous to undergo anesthesia! You should consider pain killers but anesthesia carries so many more risks!
Posted @ Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:12 AM by Tara
Dental implant is the ideal solution for missing teeth problem. It has several advantages over dental bridges and crowns. Besides solving the missing teeth problem it also takes care of our jaw bone too. Therefore dental implants should be the first choice for everyone who is suffering from missing teeth problem. Dental implant is a cost effective solution for missing teeth problem in long run. 
Posted @ Monday, July 08, 2013 1:30 AM by Colorado Springs Dentist
i have three missing teeth,how much must i expect to pay for implants?
Posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:08 PM by dinah
I think dental implant! But still depends on the dental condition.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:43 AM by find a local dentist
I have a dental problem where the milk tooth did not fall till the age of 33, meanwhile the other tooth started coming from beneath, since it didn't get space straight down it grew slant laterally, now the milk tooth got infection and it fell and it looks from the front that there is no tooth at that place though it is there on the inner side, I have no pain, but it doesn't look good, doctor has advised bridge, but I am looking for some solution which is better: eg. 1) straightening of slant tooth, if possible 2) implant, if possible with slant teeth beneath 3) bridge. Please advise what should be a better solution. 
Kind Regards, 
Rajeev Mehta
Posted @ Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:00 PM by Rajeev Mehta
Hi Floretta, at what age is a dental bridge best applied or added to the patient's teeth?
Posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 12:18 AM by Jojo bridge
Wouldn't a bridge be a better alternative for someone who is in his 80s as he is not likely to require its replacement?
Posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:38 PM by Wallace Brand
hello I had crowns over my two front teeth about 5 years ago due to a car accident. they broke off a couple of months ago but I couldn't really do any due to my pregnancy and now there are barely any real teeth left to be recrowned. I was told that they could do a bridge and crown the 2 teeth along side my two front teeth. is that the best idea considering im only 25 and they are my front teeth or should I start looking into different implant options. I don't really have the financial ability or insurance to get implants but if that's the better option in the long run i'm willing to sacrifice for it. thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, February 05, 2014 12:33 PM by frankie
Cheers for the post, was a really interesting read! 
I would deffiantly suggest dental implants in London over both a crown and bridge though!
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Posted @ Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:07 AM by anthony krappeds
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Posted @ Friday, May 02, 2014 11:00 AM by Anna Belinsky
I am confused, whether to go for implant or bridge and crown, as one teeth is missing. pl suggest
Posted @ Wednesday, May 07, 2014 2:28 PM by prashant darak
I am having problem in my front teeth..middle one of upwards... at the age of 6 i lost my 1 teeth then doctor put a metal their and then he cover it with a cap now i lost my me what to do???i replaced with crown so, dental implant is better than crown. 
Posted @ Saturday, May 24, 2014 5:48 AM by Shivam Alric
I am having problem in my front teeth..middle one of upwards... at the age of 6 i lost my 1 teeth then doctor put a metal their and then he cover it with a cap now i lost my me what to do???i replaced with crown so, dental implant is better than crown. 
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Posted @ Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:39 AM by sussan norris
I have a molar (that has a crown). I have infection above it. My dentist said the tooth is fractured and recommends a Bridge. The swelling is slight and comes and goes. Your thoughts?
Posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:56 AM by B Tanner
Yes, also studies shows that dental implants are proven to last longer than any other tooth replacement.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:08 PM by Christine Bravo
How many implants does it require on top jaw (strong dense bone said dentist) for all the way across crowns and bridges instead of a screw in piece?
Posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 10:51 AM by kelly
Dr r saying that upper jaws bone density it very low can't implant a new tooth , what is advisable now.  
Posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 11:48 PM by prashant
I need to choose between a bridge or an implant for my #3. The implant was my choice until my surgeon noted that my case will require a sinus/bone graft to shore up my upper jaw bone. I have a sinus recess right above #3, leaving marginal room for the implant post. I am 54 and want care free chewing for a long time. Do any of the experts on this blog believe that my marginal bone mass warrants going with a bridge? Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, August 05, 2014 5:51 PM by Chuck
Informative read!!! Many people are now facing the problem related to the teeth. My father is also facing the dental problem and he used for implants their teeth. Now , he is very happy and does not face any dental issue.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:44 AM by dentures melbourne
Great article Floretta! Do you know which one causes less pain during the procedure? You stated that it is quicker and easier to get dental bridges, is it also a more affordable way to replace lost teeth? Thanks in advance for your reply.
Posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 11:20 PM by Edz @ Best Cosmetic Dentistry Packages
I don't have two grinder on right side lower jaw. What treatment should I go for, Bridge or Implant ? Which one is more durable.I am 53 years old. Kindly suggest.
Posted @ Monday, October 06, 2014 6:50 PM by Umesh Gite
Dental implants is much better than crown and bridge because your natural teeth will be protected. In using crown and bridge the dentist will have to look for a healthy tooth first for the support while the implant can be stay on its own. You can try using All on Six Top Dental Implants which uses six dental implants, decreasing the pressure on each implant when biting down or talking.
Posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:44 PM by All on Six Top Dental Implants
I recommend dental implant although it is abit expensive.
Posted @ Friday, November 07, 2014 11:16 PM by
I would like to know why implant go thru anesthetic is dangerous
Posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:46 PM by sha
Nice info with very valuable content
Posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:41 AM by Jennifer
I have got problem with my front tooth and its shaking from last 4 years and when I visited doctor said need to undergo root canal after that will decide, after the root canal treatment they said you could go for implant..and I had asked other doctor he said to choose i'm in confusion..pls suggest me..
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I was in a bad car accident in 2004. I had a few bone grats done in my mouth b4 they could do anything, I eneded up, aft several years getting what I think are called implant bridges, upper & lower front. Will these have to be rep 
aced at some time? 
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Posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:54 AM by implant kopru farki
before getting braces i already have 1 tooth missing ,my ortho suggesting me to have jacketed teeth to fill that gap but i dont want jacketed/ false teeh, id rather chose extracting of teeth . so is it possible or is it ok to extract three teeth just to make it balance? or is it too complicated in a way that there’s many disadvantages? or what po? pls tell all you know about this. thanks po.
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Posted @ Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:20 AM by Chaszandra B. Jackson
I think fixed dental bridge is most people's choice and it is the best alternative for people who had lost teeth. But it also poses some problems because the natural teeth that lies on either side of the bridge are to be filled to accept the appliance. When comparing the cost versus value, you should go with dental implants, since it is more cost effective and a better treatment option.
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