Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

What is the difference between a bridge and a dental implant?

Dental bridges and Dental Implants are both excellent ways to replace a missing tooth in your mouth.  Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and our knowledgeable dentists can help you make the best decision for your mouth. 

Dental Implants are like a screw that goes into the bone in your mouth. They can replace one or more teeth without cutting down another tooth in your mouth. They can look very esthetic and are easier to maintain, especially for those who have difficulty flossing. 

Bridges can be used to replace one or two missing teeth, when the missing teeth are between healthy natural teeth. Dental bridges use the teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth as anchors. The missing tooth is then replaced by a "pontic" that sits above the gum tissue (held in place by the anchor teeth), creating a functional tooth. Bridges do require preparation of the anchor teeth in order to create space for your bridge.

 

 

For more information on the details of dental implants and dental bridges, visit our services page.

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We know there is a lot of uncertainty during this time and we want to reassure you that we are here for you. Our dental office will remain open during the state shutdown and we will be here to take care of your dental needs.

Our office will need to modify hours and scheduling during this time in order to implement the extra precautions and safeguards needed to keep staff and patients safe. If your appointment will be affected by these changes, we will be calling you to reschedule your appointment.

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.