Crowns, bridges and dentures only address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth and do not stop bone loss. Crown and bridge procedures requires grinding down healthy teeth leaving them at much greater risk for cavities and tooth failure. Dentures become uncomfortable and unstable over time as the jawbone shrinks causing eating and speech problems.
With dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Dental implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and stop bone loss. Dental implants are recognized as the standard of care for tooth replacement by several leading dental organizations.