I got two bridges in the front on my mouth for a missing tooth on each side, did i make a mistake? is there anything i can do?
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Bridges or Implants
Traditional practices always prefer bridges, but today modern practices prefer implants. There are many factors to consider, you need the space to put an implant, if you do not have it then you would need braces first, we have to consider your type of bone, how much bone you have to support the implant, and if there is any risk factor such as if you are a smoker, that might make the implant fail. For some of theses reason you dentist might have opted for a bridge. If you have the conditions, implantes are a much better option for your age, it is the most close to a natural tooth and prevents from having to drill the teeth on the side of the missing teeth to be able to hold the bridge.
Bridges vs implants
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Douglas Jopling, DDS Dallas, Texas area
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