In case of tooth loss, two variants are usually recommended in dental medicine for replacing one tooth: a partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) and a crown on an implant.
Fixed dental bridge
A fixed prosthesis, o bridge, is a set of dental crowns that fill the space occupied by the missing tooth and cover two nearby teeth that function as supports for the bridge. In order to enable the strengthening of the bridge, the teeth that will serve as supports need to be ground, which in the long run can endanger their health, and thus the prosthetic replacement itself. These supporting teeth need to be drilled, which can favour the development of dental illnesses and, sometimes, they need to be devitalised.
This solution, while allow to regain functional and aesthetic features of the lost tooth does not prevent bone loss or receding gums.
The installation of a dental implant does not have a negative effect on the surrounding teeth, while it has a positive effect on the retention of bone tissue and gums. One the implant has been placed and the wound has healed, a dental crown and an abutment are installed on the implant. The crown is designed to imitate perfectly the shape and surface of natural teeth.
Dental implants are a long lasting solution if they are properly taken care of, meaning good hygiene and regular visits to your dental practitioner. This is why we consider this method the best for replacing one tooth, because in addition to replacing the lost tooth, it preserves the health of the entire oral cavity.
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