Alternatives to Dental Implants

Although dental implants are the most beautiful, functional and longest-lasting option for replacing missing teeth, they are not for everyone, and some patients may benefit from another treatment.


If you’re seeking to replace missing teeth, the knowledgeable and experienced Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics can help you determine the best option for your unique needs, budget and aesthetic desires. The primary alternatives to dental implants include:



As its name suggests, a dental bridge is a device that bridges the gap left by missing teeth and fills the space with dental crowns, which are custom made to look and perform like your natural teeth. While dental bridges do not require daily removal like dentures, they are not a long-lasting solution for missing teeth like dental implants.


Dentures have long been a standard for replacing rows of missing teeth, and modern dentures are more comfortable, natural-looking and secure than the dentures of years past. That said, dentures still require removal for cleaning and will eventually need to be replaced.


For additional information, please see our Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges and Questions about Dental Implants pages.


If you would like to learn if you’re a candidate to enjoy the benefits of dental implants, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation. Our accomplished implant dentists welcome patients from Allison Park and the greater Pittsburgh area.

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