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Implant vs 3 unit bridge

Can anyone explain which one to opt for, an dental implant or 3 unit bridge. I have a tooth missing. Also, in 3 unit bridge they (dentist/surgeon) are going to mutilate two adjecent teeths (which are absolutely health by the way) for using them as a supporting piller. Is that ok or its gonna create some complications in future like bleeding or swollen gum. Please explain.
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Hi..the best person to judge this is your dentist under whom you are taking treatment. For some cases bridge is good and for some cases implant is good. Considering your age, go for implant if jaw bone is good. Bridge technique is also good and very old successful technique when done properly by dentist. Remember cost and maintenance of implant is more here compared bridge. So, to conclude considering your age implant is good. Regards
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Hi with the advent of implants its better option for a fixed prosthesis if the case permits..and if economy is not a concern its better to go with implants otherwise option of bridge is there if supporting teeth are healthy...feel free to ask ne further queries take care best of luck
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Dr. Govindaraj.S.J Bangalore | Implantologist
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Dental implants will last you a life time. Replacement of teeth earlier days was only by a bridge and with the advent of implants, they can be considered as the best replacement solution today. Yes problems can come like swollen gums you mention in the form of peri-implantitis in implants. Most of which can be over come with proper planning and placement of implants.
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Both are fixed way of replacing lost teeth. Crown & bridge is a tooth supported prosthesis. Implant is bone supported prostgesis. In crown & bridge according to you is mutilation of supporting teeth, then in implant there is drilling of hole in your jaw bone. As for gum swelling it all depends on maintenance of patient,whichever method of fixed prosthesis you choose to decide.
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