Implants. Not just for your breasts anymore!

I found an interesting article on the merits of dental implants instead of bridges. I thought I'd share it with you.

Dr. Michael Zidile, the young periodontist I consulted, took one look at my mouth and said: “This is not how we do restorations nowadays. A bridge is not a permanent solution and makes it too hard for most people to keep their gums and underlying bone healthy. Now we do implants and individual crowns where needed.”

More out of curiosity than distrust — and before I invested thousands of dollars and countless hours on new teeth — I did my own homework and got a second opinion. Dr. Zidile, I learned, is correct. In an overwhelming majority of cases, implants to replace lost teeth are by far the best long-term solution for maintaining a healthy mouth. Also, because they rarely need to be replaced, in the long run they are more economical than bridges.

Go read the rest of the article before you decide what's best for you. I know I'm going to think twice before I make the next decision about my own aging teeth.