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Having teeth replaced is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s great to finally have teeth that work properly again. On the other, though? Well, it’s a sign that your oral health isn’t quite where it needs to be.

When you get to this point, you’ll have a few different options to choose from for your new teeth. It’s hard to decide when you have so many great choices. Today, we’ll help you by looking at dental implants and bridges.

Implants
A dentist will likely recommend implants if you have the gum and jaw bone health necessary to support them. Implants are simply titanium posts inserted directly into your gums. Those posts are then covered with a dental crown. The effect is so real that only your dentist can tell an implant from a real tooth.

Bridges
Bridges are a great option if you have multiple teeth to replace, and they’re next to each other. A dental bridge uses surrounding healthy teeth to support a new crown in place of your lost tooth. This removes the need to add anything to your gums.

Which is best?
Implants aren’t inherently better than bridges, and vice versa. However, for some people, one option is better than the other. When you come into Healthy Smiles Dental Care™ of Chelsea in Chelsea, Michigan, our team will work closely with you to identify which procedure is best for you.

To make an appointment, or to learn more, call us today at 734-475-8911. Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Kakarla, and Dr. Hanson and our team look forward to hearing from you!