Dental Implants vs Dental Bridges
How to decide between a dental implant and a bridge?
Teeth have two main parts; the crown is the part you see in the mouth, and the root is the part that is encased in bone and keeps the tooth in place. A dental implant is actually a root replacement, and unlike the root of a tooth, it is actually fused to the bone of the jaw. A crown is attached to the implant and in effect it becomes a stand-alone tooth, functioning and appearing just like the natural tooth you have lost. The basic prerequisites for a successful implant include:
- a sufficient quantity and quality of bone to anchor ...