Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

Dental bridge pros likely to be covered by insurance doesn’t require bone grafting or invasive surgery usually lower upfront cost than dental implants usually requires only two visits to your dentist spread over a couple of weeks Dental bridge cons has to be replaced about every 5 to 7 years (although can last more than 10 years) loses a natural-looking appearance with age more cavities and tooth decay in surrounding teeth than with implants can damage the healthy teeth around the missing tooth Dental implant pros can last 15 yearsTrusted Source or more and are the longest lasting option on the market retain natural-looking appearance longer than bridges don’t damage the healthy teeth around the implant very high 10-year success rate, around 97 percentTrusted Source Dental implant cons less likely to be covered by insurance process can take up to 6 monthsTrusted Source higher upfront cost may lead to surgical complications

 

*Healthline provides the above comparison

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