Fixed Bridges Vs Dental Implants Miami - Smiling woman at Miami Modern Dental

Miami dentist describes the differences between fixed bridges vs. dental implants

Restoring the smile following tooth loss may seem overwhelming for patients who are not familiar with restorative dental services. Drs. Pasquier of Miami Modern Dental want patients to know they have many choices that can be used to restore function and beauty to their smiles. This includes dentures, dental implants, and fixed dental bridges. These three options are available in our practice, though many patients want to compare their options.

Miami area patients trying to decide between the more permanent options will ask about fixed bridges vs. dental implants.

Fixed bridges are ceramic restorations that are utilized when patients are missing one tooth or several teeth in a row. They are made to bond over the adjacent teeth, which support them in place and allow the false tooth to fill the gap. Fixed dental bridges are permanent, can last ten years or longer, and are affordable. They do require special care, including flossing underneath the bridge to prevent periodontal disease and decay in the surrounding teeth.

Dental implants are considered the "gold standard" in tooth replacement. These titanium posts are implanted by Drs. Pasquier during oral surgery. They fuse with the jawbone, which holds them in place, providing optimum stabilization. The post can be restored in a variety of ways, including dental bridges, dental crowns, and even full dentures. Implants can last a lifetime, so even though they are more of an upfront investment than bridges or even dentures, they hold their value over time.

Both dental implants and fixed bridges are commonly used, though there is no "one size fits all" solution for patients. The team at Miami Modern Dental wants to ensure patients are getting the right restoration for their lifestyle, so an evaluation and consultation appointment is highly recommended as the place to start.

If you live in or around the area of Miami and you have considered restoring your smile with common restorative solutions, book a consultation visit with Drs. Pasquier.

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