Dental Bridge, Implants and Dentures Defined

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, Arguello offers several restoration options to give you a full and beautiful smile. Dental bridges, implants and dentures all replace one or many missing teeth. The experts at Arguello Dentistry will walk you through your options to help decide which treatment method is right for you.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are best for replacing several missing teeth. These non-removable appliances essentially bridge the space between anchoring teeth to replace missing teeth in the mouth. There are several reasons why a dental bridge may be the best option for you, such as:

  • Maintaining your facial shape.
  • Keeping existing teeth from shifting.
  • Restoring your smile.
  • Filling the gaps of missing teeth.
  • Improving and restoring your ability to chew and speak properly.

Dental Implant

Dental implants are an excellent and long-lasting way to replace one or more missing teeth. The dental implant process includes an artificial tooth root (typically a titanium screw) being surgically implanted into the jawbone. This serves as the root and stable base for an artificial tooth crown to restore your smile. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:

  • Stimulation of the jawbone.
  • Enhanced and restored facial tissues.
  • Anchoring dental bridges and dentures.
  • Improved ability to chew and speak properly.
  • A natural and restored smile.

Dental Implant


Most people are familiar with complete dentures: a removable set of artificial teeth that replace missing teeth and gum tissue. In addition to complete dentures, Arguello Dentistry also offers partial dentures, commonly used when the patient has some natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures can prevent teeth from shifting while restoring a patient’s smile. With both complete and partial dentures, patients experience:

  • Improved ability to chew and speak properly.
  • Restored teeth and gums.
  • A confident and natural-looking smile.