If you’re missing a tooth, you have two options for replacement – a dental implant or a dental bridge.
Many patients lack the necessary information to choose the best solution for their oral health, smile, and budget.
In this week’s blog from Dental Center 4Smile, read about:
– What dental implants and ceramic dental bridges are?
– The advantages and disadvantages of dental implants and dental bridges
– How to choose the ideal solution for yourself?

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are titanium replacements for lost roots of one or more teeth. They are made of biocompatible material (titanium) and fuse (osseointegrate) with the surrounding bone.

When do we recommend a dental implant?

– When only one tooth is missing, the ideal solution is dental implant placement since it doesn’t require preparation of neighboring (adjacent) healthy teeth.
– When there simply aren’t enough natural teeth to support a dental bridge, dental implants serve as the dental bridge’s supports.
– When the patient has intact teeth (teeth without dental fillings).

What is a ceramic dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic replacement consisting of at least two connected dental crowns.

When do we recommend a ceramic dental bridge?

– When multiple teeth are missing in a row.
– When the teeth that should support the future dental bridge have large dental fillings and treated root canals.
– When the teeth have already been prepared (when the patient has previously had a dental bridge).
– When there are no large spaces without teeth, we can attach a dental bridge but there’s no room for a dental implant.
– When there isn’t enough bone for dental implants.

How to choose between a dental implant or a ceramic dental bridge?

Regardless of which procedure you choose, whether it’s a dental implant or a ceramic dental bridge, at Dental Center 4Smile, we can fulfill your desire if your health allows it. With our doctor in Zagreb, Ivan Antolković, you’ll find the best option for your teeth and smile, long-term oral health, and your budget.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT in Croatia, Europe, in time and let’s bring your smile back to your face!