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By David M. Gordon, D.D.S.
March 18, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Whether you have one or several missing teeth, both dental bridges and dental implants can be an excellent solution. Dr. David M. Gordon, your Vallejo dentist, offers a beautifully restored smile you'll be proud to show off. Which one is right for you? Consider the benefits of both.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges replace missing teeth, just like dental implants. The difference, however, is how they are attached. Dental bridges are attached to the teeth on either side of a gap, creating a 'bridge' that holds your replacement tooth in place. 

Dental bridges are very strong and generally more affordable than dental implants. They do, however, carry a slightly increased risk for gum disease and decay if they are not taken care of properly. While they do not require the titanium screw, they do require the two supporting teeth to be filed down slightly to accept the bridge.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants consist of two parts: a tooth-colored crown at the top and a titanium screw at the bottom. Once the dental implant is screwed into the jaw bone, the result is a structure that looks, feels and functions just like a normal tooth. Dental implants are very sturdy, and they are an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth. As little as four screws can hold up to an entire set of new teeth in place.

While some people shy away from implants because they involve more in-depth work, implants offer numerous benefits. There is no need to file down the surrounding teeth to support the replacement, for instance, and implants can help to stabilize the jaw by mimicking your now missing tooth root.

Whether you choose dental bridges or dental implants from Vallejo dentist Dr. David M. Gordon, one thing is certain: you will gain a beautiful and fully functional smile you will be proud to show off.

By Dr. David Gordon
June 30, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Hygiene   Oral Health  
A relationship is defined as being the way in which two or more people or things are connected. You and your teeth are connected, which means you have a relationship with your smile. When it comes to relationships, you want the mutual support. The teeth matter—they are functional and esthetic. A smile gives you presence, and functionally, the teeth help you break down food and form words. Oral Health
Teeth support you day in and day out, so it’s only natural that you give your smile the same support and attention. 
That’s why oral hygiene is the most important thing you can give back.

Ignoring Oral Hygiene Leads to a Future of Fighting Decay

No one really enjoys fighting, and that’s what will happen if you ignore the maintenance of your teeth and gum tissue. If you don’t give them the love and care they need by brushing and flossing on a daily basis, your future may consist of dental appointments trying to remove tooth decay and gingivitis, maybe even gum disease. 

The Importance of a Doctor-Patient Communication 

Going to the dentist can make you feel nervous, but a strong reliance on your dentist, as well as good communication, will keep your teeth and gums from straying to far from healthy.
Regular dental appointments and at-home care are the building blocks to a better relationship between you and your teeth. 
Do you want to know more about oral health in relation to your overall health? Call our dentist office located in Vallejo, CA—(707) 557-2200. 

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Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 557-2200

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