Explaining the Difference between Full Implant Bridges and Full Traditional Bridges

Explaining the Difference between Full Implant Bridges and Full Traditional Bridges


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Full bridges are used to provide a complete solution for missing teeth across the patient’s entire arch. Helping your patient decide between a full implant bridge and a full traditional bridge comes down to ensuring that they fully understand each option.

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Identifying the Issue



When choosing between an implant bridge and a traditional bridge, it is important that your patient understands the pro’s and con’s of each treatment method, as well as how they can benefit from the treatment as a whole.

Many people are familiar with the terms implant and bridge, but aren’t quite sure what they are. Most people form a general idea of what these treatment options are based upon things they see in movies, television, and social media.

As your patient’s trusted dentist, it is important that you ensure your patient knows exactly what their treatment entails.


Identifying the Differences



During your treatment plan presentation, be sure that your patient is aware of the following:

  • Implant bridges are typically more expensive than traditional bridges.
  • Implants are not typically covered by insurance, but traditional bridges may be partially or fully covered, depending on the patient’s insurance plan.
  • A traditional full bridge requires the presence of healthy anchor teeth in the mouth, while an implant bridge does not.
  • The process of completing an implant bridge may be a bit more lengthy to allow time for the implants to fully heal.
  • Implant placement is more invasive, but implants have the potential to last a lifetime with proper care and bone structure.


While of course these are not the only things that you will need to discuss with your patient, these are key points that will help them decide between the two methods.


Explaining the Difference between Full Implant Bridges and Full Traditional Bridges


How DentiCalc Can Help



DentiCalc is a cutting-edge application that was designed to close the communication gap between patients and dental professionals by providing informative and easy-to-understand visual aids for treatment plan presentations.

The application can easily and quickly be downloaded onto any mobile device or tablet. Once it has been downloaded, you will gain access to DentiCalc’s large library of videos, animations, and diagrams that provide intelligent visual descriptions of popular treatment methods.

To better explain the differences between full implant bridges and full traditional bridges, you can easily access our videos covering these treatment methods on DentiCalc. The videos clearly and effortlessly explain the treatment, providing invaluable information to your patient that will help them feel more confident in not only their treatment, but in you as their trusted dental professional, as well.

DentiCalc was created for dental professionals like you to help break the barriers between dentist and patient.

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