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Dental Bridge vs. Implant
Mesa, AZ

Two main options for replacing missing teeth are dental bridges and implants. But which is the best option for you? It depends on your individual needs and situation.

Dr. Kindt is your trusted Mesa, AZ dentist for either restorative procedure.

Read on for more information, or contact us at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS if you have questions or to schedule an appointment.

What Is a Dental Bridge and What Is an Implant?

A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth supported by natural teeth or implants. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.

An implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone to act as a replacement for the root of a tooth.

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How Do Bridges and Implants Work?

A bridge is a dental prosthetic that bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is usually made up of an artificial tooth (or pontic) placed between two crowns attached to the adjacent natural teeth (abutment teeth). The purpose of a bridge is to:
•  Restore chewing function
•  Restore the natural shape of your smile
•  Support your lips and cheeks
•  Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position

An implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a replacement for the root of a tooth. Once in place, an artificial tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. The purpose of an implant is to:
•  Restore chewing function
•  Restore the natural shape of your smile
•  Support your lips and cheeks

Bridges and implants are two dental prosthetics that can be used to restore your smile after tooth loss.

Model of dental implant screw with artificial tooth at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS in Mesa, AZ

The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

Overall, dental bridges can be an excellent option for patients who are missing teeth. However, weighing the pros and cons carefully before deciding is essential.


•  Bridges can help to restore your smile and improve your appearance
•  Dental bridges can be a very effective way to replace missing teeth
•  Bridges can help support your mouth's structure and improve your biting and chewing function
•  Dental bridges are usually more affordable than dental implants
•  Dental bridges can be placed in a single visit to the dentist


•  Dental bridges require the preparation of adjacent teeth to support the bridge
•  Bridges can be less comfortable than implants or dentures
•  There is a risk that bridges can fail or become loose over time
•  Dental bridges may not last as long as dental implants and may need to be replaced more frequently
•  It may take some time to adjust to chewing with a dental bridge

The Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the preferred modern restorative choice for replacing missing teeth - especially in the United States.

If you are considering dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kindt about all of the information: including the pros and cons, whether you are a candidate for dental implants, dental implant materials, any required bone graft or other procedures, etc.

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So, what's the verdict? When it comes to dental implants vs. bridges, both are good choices. The best option for you depends on your situation. At Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, our team will help you figure out which procedure is the best for you, and make sure you get the best possible treatment. Call us at (480) 939-5818 to schedule soon!
Dental Implants and the All-on-4® Treatment Concept have literally transformed millions of lives. Why not see what they can do for you or someone you love? Want to know more?

Call us at (480) 939-5818 to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Mesa, AZ to see if dental implants are right for you!

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1244 N Greenfield Rd, Suite 105
Mesa, AZ85205-4078
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