Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Should You Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants or Dental Bridges?

If you’re one of the 69 percent of adults ages 35 to 44 missing at least one permanent tooth, you can replace your missing teeth with dental implants or dental bridges. Discover which dental option is best for your smile.

The Basics on Dental Implants or Dental Bridges

Dental implants are titanium posts that get surgically embedded into the jawbone, which allows the gum tissue to grow around them to hold them permanently in place. Then, these posts serve as a solid base for attaching replacement teeth. 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.

A Look at Longevity and Durability

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that can last up to 25 years or longer. This is because dental implants are surgically positioned deep in the jaw to replace the root along with the tooth, which protects 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.

Facts and Factors that Determine Your Decision

There are also other aspects that can affect your personal choice of dental implants or dental bridges. These include:

  • Dental implants are best for healthy people with sufficient jawbone structure to support dental implants.
  • Dental implants are usually not recommended for children, smokers, diabetics, and people with weakened immune systems because they require surgery for placement.
  • 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.
  • Dental implants may be costlier to place, but their strength and longevity eliminates their need for replacement. Yet an affordable dentist can offer options to ease their cost.

As you can see, dental implants offer many benefits over dental bridges. Talk to your dentist to see which option is right for you.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, 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 Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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Patient Reviews
I always have a great experience here. The staff is friendly, the wait time is decent and the staff has no problem verifying insurance coverage and […]
Catrinia S.
I was in real pain. Walked into the office on Jefferson. The staff responded to me right away. Everyhing was explained to me, and I was put in exam […]
Roman A.
On March 28, 2014 I had some extractions done. I have not had any pain and even the needle didn't hurt. Gentle Dental is by far the Best!!!
Octavia B.
Gentle Dental Jefferson was a wonderful experience for me. The service was great; the parking validation is the best; and the staff is well informed […]
Emma M.
Great place to have dental work done. The doctor and his assistants are good. Everyone is polite and professional. I'm very pleased with the Gentle […]
Anonymous
Very down to earth, kind people. Always keeps me coming back!
Anonymous
Kind, considerate and attentive service.
Onious H.
The first time I walked into the space I felt nervous. The staff at the front welcomed me and remembered me by my name and my fancy shoes I always […]
Sabrina N.
Surprisingly fast this visit. I definitely see improvement from previous visits where wait times were ridiculous. PLEASE keep up the good work!
Sharonna B.
I'm very pleased with the customer service I receive at Gentle Dental Jefferson. I recommend this office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.
Emma M.
It was a totally worthwhile experience, all of the assistance, receptionist, hygen, & Dentist conducted themselves very professionally making it a […]
Patrick K.
My visit to Gentle Dental Jefferson went very well. The waiting period was about one half hour. The service included a cleaning and an evaluation. I […]
Emma M.
Great job.
Danny R.
The service was fast and pain free and I very friendly staff and a clean office but the parking sucks I had to pay the parking attended $5 to park so […]
Audrey B.
Dr. Dhillin was awesome!
Desiree F.
Great service and friendly staff. There was a long wait 15 mins beyond my appointment time but once I was chair there were no delays.
Anonymous
Dr. Weiss is terrific!!! This is the first Dentist I've been to and I felt no pain from start to finish-I hate needles, but with Dr. Weiss there was […]
Anonymous
Staff was extremely nice and understanding of the problem I came in with. Very tentative to my needs. The work preformed by Tanya and Dr Quinn was […]
Tina H.
Staff was polite and answered all my questions Service was good and done on a timely basis. I felt very comfortable there.
Everett D.
people were friendly, good service
Wilbert B.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Sunday Closed
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