The answer depends on how healthy surrounding teeth are. At our Manchester, NH dental office, we anchor a dental bridge to adjacent teeth with dental crowns, so the anchor teeth need to be strong and healthy enough to support it. If they’re not, a single dental implant would be a better choice since it’s a standalone replacement that doesn’t involve other teeth.
Rooted securely in your jaw during implant surgery, a dental implant is a stronger, longer-term solution than a bridge. Once the implant heals in your jaw, Dr. Moriarty designs a custom-crafted porcelain crown that completes your smile and restores lost tooth function.
However, there are may also be a case where you have the option of choosing either an implant or a bridge to replace a missing tooth. Since we want you to feel informed and comfortable with any treatment decision you make, Dr. Moriarty will explain each option and the effect it will have on your smile and your oral health.
Whichever method you choose, remember that replacing a missing tooth or teeth is essential for protecting your overall oral health. If you are looking for a solution to replace missing teeth in Manchester, NH, please call us to schedule an appointment.