Implants vs. Bridges

Implants vs. Bridges

Helping your patients find the treatment that works best for them is your number one priority. We designed a versatile application that will help you ensure that your patient is well-informed about their treatment options.

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Identifying the Issue

Of course, the average patient will not be fully educated on what their treatment options entail; this is something to be expected.

Most people gather ideas of what they think certain dental treatments might entail from combinations of things seen on television, social media, or things they’ve heard from friends and family.

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In most cases, people know what they want and they know what will work best for them; they just need to know all the facts before they make a decision.

Explaining the Implant and Bridges

When helping your patient decide between bridges and implants, it’s important to inform them of the following:

  1. Implants will preserve bone structure, while a bridge will not
  2. Bridges require preparation to be done on the two adjacent teeth surrounding the space in the mouth that is to be filled- essentially, alterations must be made to otherwise healthy teeth
  3. Bridges are less expensive than implants
  4. Insurance typically does not cover implants, but may cover bridges
  5. Candidacy for implants is dependent on present bone structure

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In most cases, implants are the best long-term solution to a missing tooth; they almost perfectly mimic the natural structure of the tooth, provide long-lasting results, and require no damage to be made to any other teeth in the mouth.

For some people, implants may not be the best personal option, whether this be due to financial reasons, a lack of bone structure, or simple personal preference. Ensuring that your patient has all the necessary facts will help the consultation run smoother and will prevent miscommunication down the line.

How Can DentiCalc Help?

The human brain responds strongly to visual aids and cues; in fact, 90% of all learning is attributed to visual stimulation.

DentiCalc offers a simple and easy-to-use solution that helps bridge the gap between dentist and patient that may sometimes prevent total comprehension and understanding.

Our revolutionary program is outfitted with a wide selection of informational dental videos, animations, and diagrams which provide key visual aids for the presentation of your patient’s treatment.

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Simply load DentiCalc onto any mobile device or tablet and use during your presentation with your patient; it’s that easy. All of the information and resources you need are located in DentiCalc’s easy-to-use interface.

To give your patients an idea of how much treatment will cost them, DentiCalc offers an estimation feature which will allow you to provide your patients with a rough estimation during the consultation.

Never struggle to explain treatment again; DentiCalc makes it easy to give your patients a comprehensive idea of what to expect from their treatment and to build customer trust and loyalty.

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