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) 916-1173 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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Clean, professional, friendly. Definitely recommend.
Melissa R.
Had an issue with a tooth that cropped up over 4th of July weekend. Called morning following for an appointment and was fitted in with Dr. Graziano within the hour! For me, this is the kind of […]
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I have been a patient of Dr. Sal for over 35 years! He is terrific, always puts me at ease and works with my other physical issues to make me comfortable. All staff from my hygienist (Alisha), to […]
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I had a very thorough dental cleaning with maribel. Everyone was very professional and courteous. Thank you for another great experience!
Monica M.
Always a great experience. Drs Greg and Sal are not only great guys but extremely knowledgeable and talented in there fields. Laura does a terrific job as well and always makes my day.
Stuart W.
Everyone is very kind and helpful and the doctors are very good and gentle while doing dental work
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Very accommodating and professional staff. A congenial environment.
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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 […]
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Very friendly and helpful staff; they make you feel very comfortable and explain things in details before doing anything. Dr. Sal is great!
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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 pretty […]
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Great dental office. The staff were super friendly. The hygienist was very thorough. The office it self was very clean & well kept. I would definitely recommend this place to friends & […]
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After neglecting dental visits for years due to chronic pain from degenerative disc disease and fear I somehow found HFDG and its been the best dental experience of my life for the last 5 years. Top […]
Garry W.
My hygenist today was Angela. She was professional; she listened to my concerns conveyed them to Dr. Greg, and he was able to make recommendations based on his exam and her input. They worked well as […]
Robin B.
Great service, friendly, appointments taken on-time, great work.
Patrick B.
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 […]
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Had a great experience at Huntington Family Dental! They were efficient, professional and very flexible with my busy work schedule. The dentists and hygienists really made an effort to make me feel […]
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Service was great! Everyone’s super nice and helpful!
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Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
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Super friendly staff; highly recommended for people with fear of dentists…like me :)
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 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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  • Phone: (203) 916-1173
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