A single missing tooth, what are my options?

If nothing is done to replace the missing tooth there is a risk of movement of the teeth in the opposite jaw and also a risk of neighboring teeth drifting into the space. The simple fact that there is one less tooth for the person to chew with reduces chewing ability.

 missing a tooth...what to do, how to replace it?

missing a tooth...what to do, how to replace it?

Fortunately, there are several restorative options that a patient may choose to replace a single missing tooth. The options include a resin retained bridge (Maryland Bridge), a fixed bridge, a removable partial denture or an implant supported single crown. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these options:

  1.  do nothing
  2. Denture
  3. Maryland bridge
  4. fixed bridge
  5. Dental Implant & Crown and how dental implants work