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Single tooth replacement

 

Single missing teeth occur in all areas of the mouth and can be restored by the placement of a dental implant and crown.

Single tooth dental implant          

 

Alternatives for a single missing tooth

1. Accept the space   

 For back teeth appearance may not be an issue but loss of a tooth can cause other teeth to tilt or drift into the space.

2. Tooth-supported fixed bridge

A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good aesthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorption in the edentulous area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.

3. Removable partial denture

Many patients find that they prefer a fixed restoration when they have a single tooth missing as it feels part of yourself.

4. Resin-bonded bridge

This alternative has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and since it is made of ceramic, it gives a high aesthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth aren't affected. But they can come off during function.