When a tooth is lost due to trauma or a cavity or an extraction we have 2 main fixed options.
The first is a 3 unit Bridge. A 3 unit bridge is three crowns connected together. The empty space is filled with a pontic, which is a crown with no tooth under it. The pontic is tooth shaped and one piece of solid porcelain and sometimes metal in the inside. The advantage of the 3 unit bridge is that it is relatively a quick treatment. 2 visits and the process is finished.
The second option is a dental implant. A dental implant is the best option for a single missing tooth. It is a longer process when compared to a 3 unit bridge. It will require placement of the dental implant and then adding a crown to the implant. The whole process can take 5 months from start to finish.
The cost of a 3 unit bridge is slightly less than a dental implant.
If you are missing a tooth please call us at 2014591800 to schedule an appointment. Or click on the book an appointment button and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Paul Kim at New City Dental Care.