Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

A Complete Comparison of Dental Bridges and Dental Implants

Do you want to replace teeth you’ve lost but are unsure of the best way to do it? Use this helpful guide to find the right tooth replacement for you.

The Pros and Problems of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are one of your options for replacing missing teeth. They are created by connecting at least three crowns together to form a “bridge,” which is then cemented into the mouth to fill in the area of missing teeth. They are a permanent solution. Dental bridges offer many benefits, but also come with some concerns.


  • Preferred when the tooth or teeth have been missing for a very long time
  • Ideal for people with receded gums and bone
  • Best for people with large fillings and those in need of dental crowns or caps down the line
  • Lower cost than dental implants


  • Not as natural-looking as dental implants
  • Because the surrounding teeth must be prepared for bridge placement, some of the natural healthy structure of these teeth will need to be removed
  • Less durable than dental implants and may require more repair, which can be costly even with an affordable dentist
  • Only lasts up to 10 years before requiring costly replacement

The Benefits and Burdens of Dental Implants

Dental implants are your other option for replacing missing teeth. They are simply metal posts that are surgically embedded in the jawbone and serve as a foundation for replacement teeth. Since they are positioned in the jaw, they offer maximum stability, strength, and long-term security. While dental implants have positive attributes, they also present some problems.


  • Complete stability and security, because they are positioned in the jawbone
  • More durable than dental bridges
  • Can last a lifetime
  • Offers most natural and aesthetically-pleasing appearance
  • Preserves the natural amount of bone
  • Easy care and cleaning, simply requiring the same regular oral hygiene routine and professional dental care from an affordable dentist as natural teeth


  • Costs more than dental bridges, but their durability makes them more cost-effective over time because they save you the cost of repair and replacement
  • Initially more expensive than dental bridges, but an affordable dentist can keep costs to a minimum

To see which dental restoration is right for you, ask your dental professional.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, 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 Family Dental Group.

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Ruby Y.
I’ve been coming to Family Dental Group for 30years. I love my doctor and his staff are very good and friendly people , I wouldn’t go anywhere else for dental work.
Peggy B.
Dr, White is great, Coco was great love the office environment everything was amazing,
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pleasant hygienist
Jeanette R.
I have been going to Dr. Madany for 5 years and have never had a bad experience he is great as is everyone who works there! Excellent customer service!
Kimberly S.
Overall excellent service.
John P.
The visit was very pleasant and the dental hygienist was great. Very caring and sweet and she knew what she was doing. The best one that I have had!!!
Kathleen R.
The friendliness and especially the efficiency with which the appointment was handled. Dr. White took time and explained what needed to be done and did it confidently and with a gentle touch.
Angela L.
I like the staff members that I have met, and the fact that services are commenced at the apointed time.
Thomas H.
Personel, cleanliness.
Linda A.
Got to get my cleaning done on day 1!
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Very friendly and excellent staff
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Very friendly very clean. Dr. Madany is awesome.
Krystal S.
When you have a good hygienic you stay with her.
Becky C.
Every thing was very good
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I was nervous of coming in. Everyone was nice and I am glad I came in.
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Wonderful Staff Highly recommend them!
Vicki A.
Everyone was extremely friendly, especially crystal. She was very sweet to not only me but my little one too.
Maryann F.
The staff is always professional and gentle
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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