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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Huntington Dental is exceptional. I have 4 kids and going to the dentist can be challenging with all of them. Huntington Dental staff is knowledgeable, confident, attentive and warm to make our […]
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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.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
Maria was very professional and though. I always enjoy seeing her for my quarterly cleaning.
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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 […]
Diane C.
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 […]
Debra B.
Always a great time for me! LOL – I actually look forward to my visits. I try to maintain the same hygienist, as that allows a continuity of care, and I have to say, my hygienist is fantastic!
Michael K.
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.
By far, the best dental group I’ve been to. Always friendly, very up-to-date with services, asking all the pertinent information and listening to my questions/concerns. I found them by […]
Karen F.
Entirely pleasant and painless `removal’ for a crown. I deeply appreciated Dr. Sal’s check-up call around dinner time the same day, to see how I was doing. That was particularly […]
Diane J.
Initial rating sent incomplete and in error, I’m sorry. As far as skill and professionalism goes, EVERYONE there is at the top of their game, and it shows. Between using the the most […]
Mike A.
Excellent services and great people!
David C.
I have been going to Huntington Family Dental for 36 years now. This is the very best dental office in the state. I highly recommend this dental office.
Diane K.
I had a difficult situation where I caused damage to teeth needing root canals. The situation was handled we excellent compassion and professionalism. All the staff at Huntington Family Dental Group […]
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I’ve avoided the dentist for quite a few years and finally made an appointment with Huntington Family Dental Group. I am so glad I found them…they have taken away my fear of the dentist! […]
Erin S.
Fabulous! I was so anxious about my oral surgery yesterday and was very impressed with the chairside manner and skills of Dr. Art Adams! He and his team were angels sent from above! He called me last […]
Maryjane P.
Huntington Dental is professional. clean, and surrounded by caring staff. Dr. Sal, Laura, and all are great.
Massimo A.
They are so great with both of my girls! I often go for my appointment’s with both kids and the staff is so understanding and helpful with the kids while I get my teeth cleaned. The kids love […]
Sarah C.
Always good
Ricky D.
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 […]
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  • 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
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