When you lose a single tooth, generally there are two options:
No treatment with a missing tooth may likely to affect your ability to chewing food in short term with ongoing bone loss (resorption) and teeth moving in the missing gap can impact on your dental health quite significantly as discussed in this video:
Video URL: https://youtu.be/74ApvhzuXw4
Waiting for a few months after the tooth extraction, without grafting, can lead to bone collapse.
Additionally, there would be abnormal tooth movement in few years making the issue more complex as demonstrated in bottom picture.
The fixed options of a missing tooth involve but not limited to:
Some options are compared in these videos:
Conventional Solutions vs Dental Implants: https://youtu.be/iyW9bEN1soM
Three-Unit Bridge vs Dental Implants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JonvuozvK8
Every case is different, there is no one-shoe that fits all clinical situations. Every case requires assessment on its merits:
Customised approach determined based on comprehensive assessment and diagnostics can provide you which outcome is best suited for your case.
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