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.

Advantages

  • 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

Disadvantages

  • 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.

Advantages

  • 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

Disadvantages

  • 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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Patient Reviews
I felt right at home. Very good and friendly dentists, hygienists, desk clerk, etc. Very good hospitality and home-like settings. Good hours also. I […]
Garry M.
The service is great and everyone is very polite, nice and caring.
Kimberly Y.
Angie is awesome !!!
Chris W.
The girl that cleaned my teeth was very nice. I was pleased. I didn't expect to pay as much as I had too but I needed medication.
Dorothy A.
Every one truly does go out of their way to help you!
Laura J.
This place is a great place to go. If you want a place where almost everything is done under one roof then this is the place to go
Bradley L.
Awesome experience, staff and doctor! Dr. Farber is so nice and experienced. The staff reflects the same.
Kelly S.
All around great service from everyone.
Catrina S.
A very thorough yet gentle cleaning.
Patricia S.
I received your usual competent professional service.
Carol H.
Everyone is helpful and caring.
Loren W.
great staff. put me at ease.
Toby D.
Very friendly staff. Was able to get me in the same day for an emergency.
Katrina R.
my experience was great ; the staff is very professional yet easy to talk to. thank you kelly for a nice cleaning job.
Cosme C.
Always excellent
Steven Y.
Excellent experience, timely and painless
Deborah K.
Love it there :)
Melissa J.
Dr. Farber helped me out quite a bit and he's very easy to go and see.
Michael O.
I use to go to the dentist office when I was younger & decided to give it a try. I was amaze at the service. It was great & on time... I'm a working […]
Malinda N.
Pleasant experience, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Chris W.
Dr. Madany and his team are first class. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in the quality of his work.
William N.
You guys are fantastic! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. I really appreciate that everything was explained to me before surgery and when I […]
Hillary D.
Dr Farber really cares about his patients that was the easiest root canal I've ever had done. I definitely have found me a great dentist. The entire […]
Phillip W.
Cheryl is always friendly and very professional....love Family Dental
Juanita H.
Friendly Staff from Receptionist through Doctor Jim and Check out.
Mark S.
From the greeting at front desk to the check out desk, it was all good.
Pamela R.
Excellent service with professional, friendly staff! Felt comfortable and at peace with the process. You know they are there to help you! Thank you!
Darwin W.
Friendly and efficient.
Vera W.
I was very empresses with the service I recieved. I came in 2 hours early for my appointment, because I got the times confused. Instead of telling me […]
Michael C.
Professional service delivered in a caring non-threatening manner.
Gary P.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
Ellen D.
Great job.
Keith L.
I Love FDG
Melissa J.
Great as usual
William D.
The staff is friendly and funny from ortho to regular dentistry. I always have great experiences!
Kiera T.
Best dental experience I've ever had
Laura S.
A professional practice which provides quality dentistry services and customer service.
Hannah W.
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
Connie B.
Shannon was great. I was having a difficult procedure done, and normal anesthetics don't work for long for me. She immediately stopped and got a […]
Brea G.
Excellent dental work on recent visit.
Carl S.
The best experience.
Mary H.
Wonderful, I was referred by a friend, so far so good. Dr. Butcher is wonderful .
Kathy R.
Fast, on time,& Complete!
Donald L.
Everyone was very professional and very nice.
Keith L.
I've been going here for years and each and every time I've went, I've had excellent customer service and very knowledgeable staff. I would highly […]
Dexter J.
I have a great rapport with my hygienist. She is thorough, informative and "doesn't hurt too much." She has a great personality and I trust her work […]
Patricia S.
This was the best experience I have ever had with multiple extractions. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone I can! Thank you!
Misty O.
Fast, professional, no excessive waiting, great value.
Joseph W.
I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Butcher.
Stephanie E.
Dr. Farber is the best and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Marilyn B.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 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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  • Phone: (810) 515-8952
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