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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Kelly is awesome!
Brian S.
Had to change dentist since and i found a great office. So glad i picked the right one. Coco was great and Dr. White is amazing so glad i got to meet them and now have them as my dental care team.
Carlos S.
I would highly suggest making an appointment here. Everyone is so professional and sweet. I have never felt more comfortable and had such great work done. No hacks here!
Laura B.
I like the fact that the doctors and dental assistants care about the patients and do a great job that keeps me coming back
Dexter G.
Excellent dentist and friendly staff. They were very helpful and courteous. They also gave some nice options to help with the cost of the dental procedure I needed, which helped tremendously to pick […]
Oliver K.
Great group of staff….from entering Office – hygienist Angie is awesome!!! New dentist (Dr. White, I believe) is very courtious and polite.
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Decided to change dentist for my 15yr old son and super pleased i did over all seems like the best decision i made got an appointment right away fixed the problem he had been having in half hr that […]
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You are friendly, courteous and help relieve anxiety just by your kindness. My procedures have been painless and performed with obvious skill and professionalism. I have not been to a dentist in 20 […]
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The dentist and staff are friendly and experienced.
Janine M.
I was nervous of coming in. Everyone was nice and I am glad I came in.
Heather W.
From the front desk to the dentist, I experienced very nice friendly people.
Elzie G.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff that care to do things right and make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.
Sabrina J.
Dr, White is great, Coco was great love the office environment everything was amazing,
Carlos S.
Excellent dentist and friendly staff. They did an awesome job with my root canal. It wasn’t very painful and they made it an easy and quick procedure. And I’m very happy with the results.
Oliver K.
The reason is, they are hands down the best dentist office I have ever been to. They Go above and beyond for your needs. They are not pushy, they will work with you on anything. Im thankful to have […]
Michael R.
Overall excellent service.
John P.
When you have a good hygienic you stay with her.
Becky C.
Dr. White was very professional and informative. I appreciate the time he took to help me understand each part of the appointment. He was very personable and kind. I would definitely recommend him to […]
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Excellent staff – love Dr. Butcher
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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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