Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

A Guide to Help You Decide on Dental Implants or Dental Bridges

If you’re missing teeth, you’re not alone because nearly 70 percent of adults aged 35 to 44 are living with at least one missing tooth. But there’s no need to suffer in shame because dental implants and dental bridges can replace those missing teeth. Which dental restoration is the right choice for your needs?

The Facts on Dental Implants and Dental Bridges

It’s important to understand that dental implants and dental bridges replace teeth in different ways. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically embedded into the jawbone, which allows the gum tissue to grow around them to hold them permanently in place. Once in place, these posts connect to replacement teeth to hold them securely. Dental bridges are simply frames that feature crowns on both sides and artificial teeth in the middle. These crowns are attached to the teeth surrounding the gap to temporarily hold the frame in place.

Their Future Strength and Endurance

The permanent solution for replacing teeth is dental implants. These can last up to 25 years or more because they are firmly embedded into the jawbone to replace both the root and the tooth. By replacing the root, you protect your bone, which helps maintain your dental health. And dental implants have a 95 percent success rate and nearly 50 years of supportive clinical studies. But dental bridges are simply a temporary answer that must be replaced every 10 to 15 years. See, dental bridges are simply connected by a set of crowns, which have a much shorter lifespan. Plus, dental bridges do not replace the root of the tooth, so the bridge is less secure and the lack of a root over time can pose a risk to your dental health.

The Factors that Determine Your Decision

Beyond these basics, there are a number of practical considerations that can affect your dental decision. The most important distinctions and differences are:

  1. Dental implants are best for healthy people with sufficient jawbone structure to support dental implants.
  2. Dental implants are usually not recommended for children, smokers, diabetics, and people with weakened immune systems because they require surgery for placement.
  3. Dental bridges cost less initially, but their need for later repair and replacement can increase long-term costs, even when placed by an affordable dentist.
  4. Dental implants may be more costly to place, but their strength and longevity eliminates their need for replacement. Yet, an affordable dentist can offer options to ease their cost.

Dental implants clearly have more benefits than dental bridges, but they may not be best for your needs. Ask your dentist to help you make the right dental decision.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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Very welcoming reception and professional service for my Dad. Dr. Hughston & staff are wonderful! Worth the drive from Clermont to Mt. Dora.
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Had a dental emergency and was in panic mode. The staff is excellent and made me feel at ease. Thank you all !
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As uncomfortable a root canal can be, the staff made me comfortable (I.e. Shot) thoughout the entire experience.
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I always feel like everyone truly cares about me and all of the other patients.
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I'm in the midst of a two visit procedure ,and so far my experience has been as good as every other experience at ADC. Dr. Martin and her assistant […]
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Diana G.
Pam is awesome. She is very friendly, polite, and always educates me on what I need to do to keep my teeth healthy. Thanks, Pam.
Mario O.
For first visit good overall experience
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I would not keep going to this office for over 30 years if I did not appreciate the people and work done on my teeth.
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So far I'm very happy with the service and care I've received at Mt Dora Advanced Dental Care. Their prices are fair and the wait time is reasonable.
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Staff very professional and had my best interest in mind. It's not always easy to go to the dentist, but this office has always made it easier amd […]
Connie W.
Great Cleaning and Fluoride treatment as usual
Alma B.
I am thankful for being worked in with a toothache and receiving a root canal, all same day.
Steven V.
I broke a front tooth the afternoon of the day before I was leaving for vacation. My dentist was great. She worked me in around 3 PM for a temp. […]
Alma B.
Very professional, the hygienist called in sick and the staff was able complete my cleaning with minimal delay.
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Pam is awesome. She has cleaned my teeth several times, and educates me about whats going with my teeth. Informs me about preventative measures I can […]
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I was impressed with the professional service displayed by Kim.
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Jonathan B.
I called one day,got in the next, and after discussions with the doctor had an extraction the same day. The staff was fabulous; Jessica O. is the […]
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My broken-off tooth was extracted in about 1 minute after she started the extraction - almost no discomfort other than pressure. Took one pain pill […]
Joseph L.
I was treated very courteously and all the treatment was well explained. I had a crown repalement on one side and an extraction on the other. The […]
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I must say that I was completely blown away with the staff here at Advance Dental. Heather snd Dr. Saavedra made me feel comfortable and relaxed. […]
Kalani S.
the absolute best and thorough teeth cleaning that I have ever had.
Vicki W.
I was so happy they could take me right away.. With a broken tooth, and then needing a bridge. thank You
Anonymous
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Victoria S.
Great care from friendly staff as usual!
Michele P.
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