At Star Care Dental in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, patients faced with the choice of having a dental bridge or a set of dentures are encouraged to weigh both options carefully. There is much more to the decision than simply paying for the appliances. It is also important to know and understand the possible health ramifications of each one. This allows the patient to make an informed choice that they can live with for many years to come.
Dental bridges can be more costly than a dental plate or denture, but the long-term benefits of having bridgework in place may be well worth the price. A bridge replaces missing teeth and will keep the rest of the teeth in proper alignment, preventing shifting and allowing you to eat and speak as naturally as possible.
Dentures are a great way to retain as much natural function as possible when it comes to eating and speaking. If you have lost several teeth, you may choose to have your remaining teeth pulled and a set of quality dentures made to replace them. Dentures cost much less than bridges and dental implants. While the lower cost may offer substantial benefits, dentures also have drawbacks — they may wear out over time and could start popping loose as your jawbone deteriorates due to lack of stimulation from missing tooth roots.
Weighing the cost between dental bridges and dentures involves more than just what they will cost you in terms of money. Both have their advantages and drawbacks, and it’s important to consider your long-term goals. With proper care, both appliances will last for several years. Unlike dental bridges, however, dentures may begin to show signs of wear and tear much earlier, especially if your gums start to shrink or recede.
If you live in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area and want to know more about your options for replacing missing teeth, your first call should be to Star Care Dental. Dr. Hema Nair offers sound advice and will answer any questions you may have. To find out more, existing patients can call (610) 358-5151. New patients are encouraged to call (610) 569-0509 at their earliest convenience.
Dr. Nair is dedicated to providing her patients with the finest possible care. She earned her dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry and her general practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital.
She continues to take over 200 hours of continuing education courses annually to offer the best treatment to her patients. According to Mainline magazine, Dr. Nair has continuously been selected as a Top Dentist in her region by her colleagues.
Dr. Nair ensures that her patients' trust is always in the best of hands, regardless of their concerns.