What are my options for replacing one missing tooth?


There are basically 4 options:

1 - Leave the gap as is. This is the "cheapest option". Risks are that teeth might drift into that space which might changes the bite. Drifted teeth/angled teeth are difficult to clean, and there can be a development of gum infections around these teeth.

2 - A partial denture. These are removable teeth.

3 - A Bridge. A tooth is attached permanently to teeth next store

4 - An implant. A dental implant attaches to the bone, and a crown is then attached to the top of the implant.

See also:Taking DENTAL IMPRESSIONS : Correction Impression


So, certainly the advantage of a removable denture usually is its cost in that of all the tooth replacement options this is the cheapest of the lot. It's usually around $1,500.

The disadvantage is it is potentially going to show when you smile. And also the function - quite often when you're biting it's going to rock a little.

Fuente: Youtube / Periodontics & Implants



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