Essenmacher Family Dental

What’s the difference between a dental implant and a fixed dental bridge?

If you’re considering dental restorations to restore your smile, the team at Essenmacher Family Dental is here to support you.

Our skilled Albuquerque, NM dentist knows from experience that dental restorations do more than provide beautiful smiles. Dental restorations also contribute to your oral health.

Dental restorations provide the following oral health benefits:

  • Dental implants help prevent bone loss in your jaw, which can give your face a sunken appearance.
  • Dental restorations help prevent existing teeth from shifting.
  • Dental restorations improve your bite and save wear on other teeth.

A Fixed Dental Bridge

A fixed dental bridge is anchored between two adjacent teeth by use of crowns and abutments. The adjacent teeth support your restoration tooth, which is colored and shaped to match your smile.

Our top Albuquerque, NM dentist relies on CEREC technology to create your crown from a single piece of porcelain.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a more permanent solution to tooth loss because titanium posts are implanted in your jaw. These posts are sturdy enough—only a few strategically placed—to support an entire arch of restoration teeth.

Dental implant posts take several months to fuse with your jawbone, but when the bonding is complete, our cosmetic dentist places your restoration!

Contact Our Northeast Heights Area Dental Office

If you’re considering dental restorations, contact Essenmacher Family Dental today to schedule a consultation.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher