Restore vibrancy to your cosmetic dental enhancements with treatment from our professionals at Killingsworth Family Dentistry. If you've had a crown and bridge, filling or dental implant procedure done in the past and are experiencing a dulling in your teeth call our professionals today at 303-841-2070 to schedule an exam and discuss your options going forward.
Implant vs Bridge vs Denture
|Method of Surgery||Root of independent artificial||Teeth on both sides cut; three teeth are made into one, and artificial teeth are inserted||Replacing missing teeth with prosthetic devices supported by surrounding soft and hard tissue of the oral cavity.|
|Damage to Teeth||Tooth inserted into the bone||Damage to adjacent teeth because they are ground down||Periodontal mold prepared and subsequently made in the form of standard teeth and set of teeth.|
|Strength of chewing||No damage to teeth||Absence of root of teeth causing loss of bone adjacent to teeth and chewing strength to decline in the process||Difficult to eat tough and hard foods|
|Treatment period||Jawbone kept healthy; strength of chewing similar to that of natural teeth||Short treatment period||Short treatment period.|
|Life Span||Takes about 3 - 6 months||Must be replaced every 5-10 years||Repaired and replaced every 3-4 years.|
|Cost||Semi-permanent||Low initial cost||Low compared to implants, although additional costs are incurred for replacement; uncomfortable as well.|