Avatar universal

Implant vs ????

I have a tooth crown towards the front (next to one insissor) that may need replacement soon. Been this way for 7+ years and it came off a year ago since the tooth inside started going bad. My present dentist glued it back on at its held for a year so far. Dentist tells me that she may not be able to reglue it back on if it breaks off again.

We are discussing options such as implants and bridge. I am just wondering if there are other better options out there that is not as costly as implants. I have 2 dental insurances but implants are usually not fully covered. I still will have some major out of pocket expense.

I also don't know if a bridge would be a good way to go?

Any suggestions or thoughts..
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
373693 tn?1324485502
I'm not sure what you are specifically asking.  You identified two very separate issues.  The best tooth replacement option is often a dental implant especially if the adjacent teeth are healthy.

Dental implants are not the least expensive option.  Patients may choose a removable bridge which is generally disliked by many, fixed bridge that requires tooth structure to be removed from the adjacent teeth, implant and no treatment.

Your dentist should be able to provide a financial look at the different options as well as the best option and alternatives to your specific case.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Don't get a bridge.  You will sacrifice two otherwise healthy teeth to accommodate one bad one.  In addition, decay will form under the bridge after a while.  This happened to me.  Now I am in the process of getting implants.  I should have done that years ago.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Forum

Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.