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.
ResinRetained Fixed Partial Denture
- Low Cost
- Bonded in place and may come off frequently
- Hygiene is a little more difficult
- Low bite force
Fixed Partial Denture
- Does not have to be removed
- Hygiene is a little more difficult. Must floss under bridge.
- Must remove tooth structure from neighboring teeth.
Removable Partial Denture
- Most economical option
- Must be removed nightly
- Speech and chewing difficulties
- Wires may be visible
- May break due to limited strength of plastic material
Dental Implant Supported Single Crown
- No need to remove tooth structure from neighboring teeth
- Easier to clean between teeth
- Stabilization of bone