Dental Implants Dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, Compares Dental Implants to Bridges

Apr 11, 2014, 09:00 ET from Dr. Kevin Sands

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental implants expert, Dr. Kevin Sands, compares dental implants to bridges as more patients consider the latter option for replacing missing teeth. Although dental bridges offer permanent tooth replacement, they do not replace the roots of teeth as dental implants do. Dental bridges also include hardware above the gum line, complicating daily dental hygiene and increasing risks of future oral health problems. For these reasons, dental implants are usually preferable for restoring the looks and health of patients who have lost teeth.

About Dr. Kevin Sands, Expert in Dental Implants Beverly Hills

Dr. Kevin Sands, offers both dental bridges and dental implants to patients with missing teeth. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and a member of multiple professional organizations. Known for his cosmetic work on celebrities, Dr. Sands also provides a variety of restorative treatments to area residents. With the latest equipment and a comprehensive approach to dental care, Dr. Sands helps patients look and feel their best with healthy teeth that function well. Dr. Sands offers various types of dental implants, including mini dental implants and full mouth dental implants. Visit for more information.

Dental bridges work well for replacing the visible parts of teeth in terms of appearance and functionality. Crafted to look like natural teeth, dental bridges topped with crowns offer excellent cosmetic value. Unfortunately, bridges can trouble patients by predisposing them to tooth decay and gum disease. This happens because of the hardware accompanying dental bridges, which can accumulate food and bacteria and can be difficult to clean without special instruments. Dental bridges can be more convenient than removable dentures, but they cannot equal the performance of dental implants.

Implants can anchor permanent crowns in order to give patients a completely natural appearance. When patients choose dental implants over bridges, however, they gain replacement of their tooth roots as well as their crowns. This means that dental implant recipients avoid jaw bone loss, which can plague patients who choose bridges because they are still missing the tooth roots. Left untreated, jaw bone loss can give patients an aged appearance and increase their risks of gum disease and further tooth loss. Dental implants also offer easy brushing and flossing. 


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