Implants are the new technology, and until they come up with a way to regrow teeth, they will remain the best option. An implant that is well done and well taken care of will last a lifetime.
Good luck with your treatment.
Thanks, I needed to know whether there are other "technologies" out there besides implants. Its beginning to sound that an implant is the way to go. I am getting predeterminations done on the implant and dental portions so I know what my out of pocket will be.
Well, your question is not clear.. Are you asking for the least exopensive option or the best option. They don't always meet..
Let me start by saying that every case should be evaluated individually.. Lacking an x-ray and other clinical information I am gonna tell you what I would go thru for my patients.
First the tooth should be avaluated for salvagability, you maybe able to get a root canal and post in there and have another conventional crown placed on for sometime yet.. If the root is too short( which would not be a surprise on that tooth) then your best option would be an implant, with out any hesitation. The bridge option is really a poor substitute, and over the years you will spend far more on that and destroy much more good tooth structure than you will ever save by not geting and implant.
Hope this helps.