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Dental Bridge or Dental Implant?

Older Man With Dental Implants

When an adult tooth is lost, it’s gone for good. Fortunately, with the help of restorative dentistry, there are ways to replace a missing tooth with prosthetic options that look, feel and function just like real teeth. Choosing a tooth replacement solution, however, isn’t always easy. Many patients end up weighing the pros and cons between two popular tooth restorations: dental bridges and dental implants.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a time-tested approach to replacing missing teeth. Just as its name suggests, bridges rely on a false tooth or set of false teeth to “bridge the gap” of your missing tooth. Bridges are typically anchored on either side by dental crowns that are placed on your existing teeth. Most dental bridges are fixed in place for a permanent and natural-looking solution

Dental Implant

A dental implant is one of the most advanced and life-like options in restorative dentistry. The implant itself is a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone, which is intended to work just like a natural tooth root. Once the implant has a chance to heal and fuse to the surrounding bone, a custom-made attachment will be attached to the implant. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing, this could be a crown, bridge or denture.

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants: Which One is Best?

With two excellent options, how do you choose? In the end, it is a personal decision you should make with your restorative dentist. However, there are some benefits worth highlighting for each. Bridges typically stand out as the more cost-effective option, and they are a great fallback for patients who do not have enough bone to support a dental implant. Bridges are also a quicker solution with very minimal recovery time.

Implants, on the other hand, may require a bigger upfront cost, but they are highly regarded as the most natural and realistic solution to tooth loss. They are also the only restorative option that prevents bone loss after missing teeth. Implants require no extra care, and they won’t have any impact on the way you speak or eat!

Restorative Dentistry with Dr. Mitzi Morris

Still not sure which tooth restoration is right for you? Let us help. Dr. Morris will do a comprehensive review of your oral health history and listen to your personal goals to help you decide which option is best for you now and long-term. Our Roswell dental clinic offers dental implant restorations, dental bridges and much more. To schedule your visit, call our office today.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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