There are many advantages of dental implants over the traditional bridges. A single tooth is replaced by an implant without sacrificing the heath of nearby teeth. In contrast, other procedures affect the neighboring teeth also. Since the tooth root is also preserved using implants, preservation of the bone is much better. Some of the other advantages of implants over traditional bridge include the following:
- Drilling of the adjacent natural teeth is not essential for making crowns.
- Flossing or cleaning becomes very much easier if the teeth are placed separately.
- Implants can stand by themselves. In contrast, the entire bridges must be removed if any defect s found.
- In most cases, implants do not decay.