Multi implant vs Bridge
As two of the most common (and best-tolerated) ways to replace missing teeth, these treatments are often given as options. One involves drilling into your own tooth or teeth, the other does not.
In order to place a bridge, we need to ‘prepare’ the adjacent teeth to hold it in place. This ‘preparing’ involves drilling away some of the tooth substance. Any disease or problems with a supporting tooth will result in damage to the bridgework in the future.
An implant carries no such concerns. It is completely independent of the natural teeth in that it requires no support, and hence no damage is done to them. This is a major advantage of an implant vs bridge. Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants bond to the jaw bone and become part of it – this connection is as strong as a natural tooth root. The bone area is stimulated and this prevents long term bone loss in the area. If a bridge that connect 2 or more teeth is used instead of a dental implants pressure is not applied on the jaw bone! Therefore the bone is not stimulated and begins to shrink away.