No one should have to break the bank in order to restore their smile. If you’re missing one or more teeth, it might make sense to explore cheaper alternatives to dental implants, such as dental bridges or traditional dentures.
These restorations can be great options for patients who don’t want to get implants or who are not good candidates for implant therapy. However, they come with some limitations that are worth considering when choosing the best solution for your needs:
- Longevity: Implants are the longest-lasting way to replace missing teeth. They are made of a durable titanium material that can last a lifetime with proper care. Meanwhile, bridges and dentures may need to be replaced more frequently.
- Stability: You don’t want your replacement teeth to move when you chew or slip when you talk. Because implants actually integrate with your jawbone over time, they offer the best security and stability out of any tooth replacement option. Bridges can also be quite reliable because they are held in place using crowns. To avoid any potential issues with dentures, many patients choose to anchor this type of restoration with implants for a more reliable hold.
- Indications: Dental implants are versatile and can be used to replace virtually any missing teeth regardless of their location. Dental bridges, on the other hand, are designed to replace teeth that have left a gap in your smile. And dentures are meant to replace more than one tooth in a row or an entire arch of missing teeth.
- Jawbone preservation: There’s only one tooth replacement option that also replaces the missing root. That option is dental implants. They replace lost tooth roots to stimulate your jawbone and preserve your facial shape.
Get the Procedure You Want with Flexible Financing
We’re passionate about connecting you with the dental procedure that makes the most sense for your needs. It’s the best way to ensure a lifetime of great oral health and function.
Our team will gladly work with you to find a financing option that’s suitable for your unique situation. And we’ll happily submit any eligible claims to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Schedule a Tooth Replacement Consultation in Indianapolis
Dr. John Phelps is a prosthodontist with extensive tooth replacement experience. He has helped countless patients restore their smiles with implants, dental bridges, and dentures. Schedule a consultation at 312-548-6217 to learn which option is right for you. We welcome patients from Carmel, Noblesville, Indianapolis, and the surrounding areas of Indiana.