Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

At Grayhawk Prosthodontics, we recommend dental implants to many of our patients in need of replacement teeth. It’s not a gimmick to sell a more expensive service. The research proves that titanium implants are the most successful approach to replacing teeth. How do the two treatments compare?

Dental Implants Illustration

Dental Implants

  • Replace single or multiple teeth
  • Ideal first treatment option
  • Adjacent teeth are not touched
  • Preserves facial bone
Traditional Bridge Graphic

Traditional Bridge

  • Replaces multiple teeth
  • Ideal when there isn’t sufficient jaw bone for implants or surgery is contraindicated for medical reasons
  • Adjacent teeth have to be capped
  • Jaw bone loss is likely to occur

Our Synopsis

While dental bridges may offer a cheaper alternative for tooth replacement, dental implants provide a longer lasting and higher success approach. Even the most conservative research indicates a 90% success rate for dental implants.

The lifetime value of an implant far outweighs any immediate savings from a cheaper bridge. The difference is remarkable. Overall, implants support better, perform better and last longer – meaning you are substantially less likely to experience costly and uncomfortable problems with your tooth replacement down the road.

However, there may be limited cases where a bridge is the treatment that’s in the best interest of a patient. In these instances, we are happy to support your treatment.