Huntington Family Dental Group
534 Shelton Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

An Expert Guide to Choosing Dental Bridges or Dental Implants

Why suffer in shame with missing teeth when you can restore your smile with dental bridges or dental implants. See which dental restoration will help you smile again.

The Good and the Bad of Dental Bridges

Many people choose dental bridges to replace teeth they have lost over time. Dental bridges are created by connecting at least three crowns together to form a “bridge,” which is then cemented into the mouth to fill in the area of missing teeth. They are a permanent solution. Dental bridges offer many benefits, but also come with some concerns.

Advantages

  • Ideal for people with receded gums and bone
  • Best for people with large fillings and those in need of dental crowns or caps down the line
  • Preferred when the tooth or teeth have been missing for a very long time
  • Lower cost than dental implants

Disadvantages

  • Not as natural-looking as dental implants
  • Since the surrounding teeth must be prepared for bridge placement, some of the natural healthy structure of these teeth will need to be removed
  • Less durable than dental implants and may require more repair, which can be costly even with an affordable dentist
  • Only lasts up to 10 years before requiring costly replacement

The Strengths and Shortcomings of Dental Implants

The other popular option for replacing teeth is dental implants. These are small metal posts that dentists surgically embed in the jawbone to attach to replacement teeth. Since they are positioned in the jaw, they offer maximum stability, strength, and long-term security. While dental implants have positive attributes, they also present some problems.

Advantages

  • Stronger and more durable than dental bridges
  • Complete stability and security, since they are placed deep in the jaw
  • Offers the most natural and aesthetically-pleasing appearance
  • Preserves the natural amount of bone
  • Simple care and cleaning, simply requiring the same regular oral hygiene routine and professional dental care from an affordable dentist as natural teeth

Disadvantages

  • Costs more than dental bridges, but their durability makes them more cost-effective over time because they save you the cost of repair and replacement
  • While initially more expensive than dental bridges, an affordable dentist can keep costs to a minimum.

Talk to your dentist to see which dental restoration is right for restoring your smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Shelton, call Huntington Family Dental Group today at (203) 697-8694 or make an appointment.

Huntington Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Huntington Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Huntington Family Dental Group.

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Patient Reviews
What a GREAT dentist office. The best staff you could ask for!! They always have the latest and greatest technology!! I have been coming here for about 7 years now – and I love it! It’s […]
Mark T.
Greeted by Laura in the waiting room. Had Maria for a thorough cleaning. Exam from Dr. Sal. Insurance and fee discussion with Marie and Francesca. From start to finish, the experience was warm and […]
Paul M.
We have been patients at Huntington Family Dental for a long time. The doctors are very skilled and highly credentialed and attentive to their patients by delivering excellent care. The staff is […]
Diane C.
Maria is top notch!
Maryjane P.
Have gone to this group for about thirty years. Have gone to others, they do not hold a candle to HFG. Maria the hygienist is the best and should be made a partner. Very perky, very caring and very, […]
Richard A.
Dr. Sal and his team were fantastic dealing with my fear and anxiety. They made my first ( and hopefully only ) root canal as problem free as possible. Being able to watch, and see the TV with […]
Britta C.
Maria, Maribel, & Krysten are FANTASTIC. First time there, felt like I knew them for years. Explained everything so well and in a way that my kids could understand. Huntington Family Dental is […]
Gabriella A.
I had a Wonderful experience. Dyan was very gentle and professional. Always nice to see friendly smiling faces with a positive outlook. Always a pleasure….
Michele F.
Maria is terrific always informing me on ways to care for my teeth – dr Sal is great as always
Dorothy F.
Dr. Bethany and Allison made the process of fillings as simple and painless as possible. I thank them both for keeping the vibe light and making it all happen quickly.
Brian K.
Dr. Sal and his team do a great job caring for me and my teeth!
Hilary V.
Everyone at Huntington Family Dental treats you like family. Talk about a place making you feel comfortable and valued!
Kelly R.
As always, I was treated with care and respect. Love Allison. She got me in and out efficiently and made the expereince of a teeth cleaning, pleasant in every way.
Jane S.
Very pleasant and professional experience. (My review of a previous visit that was more negative now appears to have been an isolated personnel issue.)
Herb S.
Maribel is an excellnt hygienist. Very informative & makes you comfy
Maria D.
Service was great! Everyone’s super nice and helpful!
Stephanie J.
I love it here everyone treated me very well
Ronte B.
Never had a bad experience in the 20+ years. Friendly and full of smiles. And always helpful.
William L.
I am a always treated with great respect and care at HFDG . I was made very comfortable. Each step of the procedure was explained to me and Dr Sal has magic hands and he is compassionate to my […]
Angelamarie Z.
Always good
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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