Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges in Fresno

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake is pleased to offer a range of tooth replacement options to meet our patients’ individual needs. Two of the most popular tooth replacement options are dental implants and dental bridges, both of which restore aesthetics and function to your smile, but their differences may make one more suitable for your particular needs.

If you are looking for the most effective tooth replacement option, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS or call 559-224-0103 today to schedule an appointment at our comfortable Fresno, California office.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are anchored by crowns and attached to adjacent teeth. The bridgework attached to these crowns is used to hold one or more replacement teeth. Dental bridges can also be supported by a single tooth or made of plastic and wire in instances where adjacent teeth are incapable of providing support.

Dental bridges prevent adjacent tooth slippage, restore strength to your bite, and produce a more attractive smile. However, bridges do not replace a missing tooth’s root, which will eventually allow for changes to the structure of your jaw. Over time, you will need to return to our Fresno dentist to have your bridge adjusted or replaced.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone and act as a replacement for a missing tooth’s root. This allows dental implants to prevent jaw shrinkage. It also makes implants a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. What’s more, implants offer the strongest, most reliable, and most natural-looking results.

Dental implants can be used to support dental crowns, dental bridges, and even dentures. However, completion of the dental implant process can take upwards of six months.

During your tooth replacement consultation, Dr. Miyake will be happy to address any dental implant questions you may have to help you determine if they are the best solution for your smile.

To learn more about your tooth replacement options, please contact our experienced Fresno dentist today. Dr. Miyake serves the California communities of Fresno, Clovis, and Madera.