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Dental Implant vs. Bridge vs. Denture: their relationships and bone loss. Torrance, CA

Dental Implant vs. Bridge vs. Denture: their relationships and bone loss.


Many different avenues can result in tooth loss, whether from decay, gum disease or trauma. Missing a tooth might not seem as a big deal, however a tooth loss can lead to many detrimental problems. These problems include: nutrition, function, and aesthetics.

Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian recommends replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant to prevent:

  1. Bone loss and Resorption, which can affect facial aesthetics. The jawbone will resorb over time because of the lack of stimulation from a missing tooth. With placement of a dental implant this simulation is restored. With loss of bone the surrounding facial aesthetics can be deformed i.e. the chin looking weaker, and or the lips not looking as full.
  2. Disrupting daily life and function with missing teeth. Daily life tasks become more difficult when we are missing teeth. Activities that we take for granted such as chewing and speaking can become more difficult.

There are 3 ways to replace missing teeth

  1. Partial Dentureà It is great in that it will replace the missing tooth but this is where the advantage ends. Partial dentures place pressure on the surrounding teeth and gingiva (gums), which can cause trauma and abrasion to the area. In addition there will be bone loss in the area of the missing tooth as there is no stimulus to the surrounding bone and from the compressive forces of the partial denture.
  2. Bridgeà A bridge is also a viable option to replace a missing tooth and the advantage is that it will be a permanent option, however this is where the advantage ends. A bridge requires removing healthy teeth structure adjacent to the missing tooth site, which can compromise the future health of those teeth. In addition keeping the hygiene under the missing tooth is difficult and cause food to be trapped.
  3. Dental Implantà the standard of care in replacing a tooth. It is a permanent solution, which maintains the bone, doesn’t require injuring adjacent teeth, restores your pre-existing bite, it is a cosmetic and aesthetic solution.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM


23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505


(310) 373-0667

Office Hours:

Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM

Torrance Oral Surgery Center

Our Client Reviews

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 174 reviews

Paul M.

A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.

Mindy W.

This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

Jessica Z.

The staff here are super friendly and always show genuine concern. I got my wisdom teeth pulled about a year ago and Dr. Yagoubian and his staff made me feel less anxious about the procedure. When I was done, they were thorough with their instructions on how to take care of myself while my wounds healed. They even gave me an ice pack to wrap around my head for the swelling (super useful). Dr. Yagoubian even called to check in on me after the surgery. So when I needed more extractions done this year for orthodontic treatment, I made an appointment here and once again I was well taken care of. Every single person in this office was friendly. During the procedure, they made me feel less anxious even though I was super shaky about getting local anesthesia. They gave me detailed instructions on how to care for my wounds, always gave me an opportunity to ask questions. And once again, Dr. Yagoubian called after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. Now, anytime someone mentions they need their wisdom teeth removed, I tell them Dr. Yagoubian is the man!!

D. W.

What a nice and knowledgeable Doctor! Dr. Ben took the time to answer all our questions about the removal of all four wisdom teeth. He explained in detailed what was going to happen and the reason why he does the procedure. It’s obvious that he loves what he does. His staff is very welcoming and friendly. The nice lady in charge of the billing explained very clearly everything. Dr. Ben even called us the evening after the surgery to check if everything was ok. We highly recommend Dr. Yagoubian!

Chahab S.

Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

Dr.Lou T.

Very professional and always available. My patients have always had good experiences with the office.


Dr. Benjamin is awesome I highly recommend him to everyone he is highly efficient and fast he knows how to comply with patient needs and overall is an amazing guy ! Check him out he is awesome!!!

Raj G.

Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.