According to the ADA, bridges last an average of 10.1 years. Research shows that dental implants have a success rate of 95%. They will last for more than 20 years and with good oral hygiene habits, for the rest of your life in most cases.
Below is a comparison of costs between a dental bridge and a dental implant for 20 years:
*Remember that every time you must replace a bridge, the adjacent teeth supporting the bridge need further grinding. This results in the removal of even more tooth structure and often results in the need for root canal treatment. If this is the case, there will be additional fees from $800 to $1,900.
With the dental implant-supported crown, the adjacent teeth are not damaged and no additional treatment is needed. In the future, the porcelain crown may need to be replaced, but that does not affect the implant or the adjacent teeth. We welcome you to contact Village Pointe Oral Surgery today to schedule an appointment with our oral surgeon, Dr. Michael Shnayder, and to learn more about the cost effectiveness of an implant-supported crown in Omaha, Nebraska.