Are Dental Implants for You?
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.
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: