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A healthy smile is one of your best features. When you lose a tooth for any number of reasons, you may be wondering what your options are to restore it. Implant crowns and bridges are a great alternative to a traditional bridge or removable denture to help fill in those gaps. If you are curious about whether an implant bridge or crown is right for you, it is important to consult with an experienced dental professional. Since 1947, Dental Associates of Basking Ridge has proudly helped patients restore their smiles. If you are interested in an implant, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Crown Implants vs. Bridge Implants
When you need an implant, the type of implant depends on the number of teeth that are missing. If you just need a single tooth replacement, a crown implant will be necessary. On the other hand, if you are missing multiple teeth, you will need a bridge replacement.
When Do I Need an Implant?
If you are missing one or more teeth and are interested in filling those gaps, you may want to consider a dental implant. A dental implant is a cylindrical post that is typically made of titanium and is surgically implanted into your jawbone. An implant can be used to secure just a single crown or a bridge that replaces multiple teeth. You will have to undergo a series of x-rays before the procedure can begin. Typically, bridge implants are installed with a temporary bridge and then a permanent bridge is installed a few months in the future. Of course, the installation of a single implant crown is a much simpler process than installing multiple teeth on a bridge. It is important to consult with an experienced dental professional who can evaluate your specific needs, explain your options, and help you move forward.
Benefits of Implant Bridges & Crowns
There are a number of benefits that you can enjoy with either a bridge or crown implant. A bridge or crown implant will function just like your natural teeth would and are a great option for people looking for a strong set of new teeth. Some of the many benefits that you may be able to appreciate with an implant include the following:
- Long lasting solution
- Restore your smile
- Help you chew your food
- Help you speak more easily
Contact Dental Associates of Basking Ridge
If you are curious about your options for replacing one or more missing teeth, Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is here to help. The experienced dental professionals at our office can evaluate your situation and guide you through your options. We have proudly helped patients throughout Somerset County achieve their dental goals since 1947. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our staff.