Replace Single Missing Tooth

This is an esthetic and functional problem. Opposing teeth can hyper-erupt. Neighboring teeth can drift. Increased risk for bone loss.

Single Missing Tooth

TREATMENT OPTIONS

ResinRetained Fixed Partial Denture

Attributes:

  • Low Cost
  • Bonded in place and may come off frequently
  • Hygiene is a little more difficult
  • Low bite force
Resin Retained Denture

Fixed Partial Denture

Attributes:

  • Does not have to be removed
  • Predictable
  • Hygiene is a little more difficult. Must floss under bridge.
  • Must remove tooth structure from neighboring teeth.
Fixed Partial Denture

Removable Partial Denture

Attributes:

  • Most economical option
  • Must be removed nightly
  • Bulky
  • Speech and chewing difficulties
  • Wires may be visible
  • May break due to limited strength of plastic material
Removable Partial Denture

Dental Implant Supported Single Crown

Attributes:

  • No need to remove tooth structure from neighboring teeth
  • Easier to clean between teeth
  • Stabilization of bone
Dental Implant Supported Crown