Dental implant Vs bridge

| October 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Kristiane P
(Corona, CA )

Dental implant Vs bridge –
I thought I knew the answer…

I am 39 years old and got a dental implant 5 years ago. I am already loosing it.The whole reasoning I got an implant was I was told it would save me money in the long run and that a dental implant lasts longer than a bridge.

I heard a bridge life time is 15 to 20 years and an implant is 20 to 25 years. I paid total for seeing three dentists oral surgeon, regular dentist, and the periodontists out of pocket over $6,000 dollars.

I am now being told to extract my implant and crown and put a bridge in is going to cost me $1,145.
Can I just wait for my implant to fall out? Is this dangerous?


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  1. sandydig says:

    Losing Implant
    by: Sharon B., RDH

    Hi Kristiane,

    I’m sorry to hear that your implant is failing. Unfortunately sometimes this can happen, but it is not always the norm. Please be sure that you do not have any active periodontal disease or smoke cigarettes, as these can cause you to have problems with your implant as well as losing other natural teeth. If the area is infected then you need to have the implant removed in a timely manner to prevent the spread of infection to other teeth. If this was MY mouth I would have the extraction and then place another implant (which might require a bone graft if your bone structure is not wel enough). Only if you are dead set against it would I say go for the bridge…with a bridge the 2 adjacent teeth must be filed down,and if there is nothing wrong with them it is invasive in my opinion.

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