Missing tooth

I recently had an accident that knocked my tooth out all the way to the root. All my other teeth seem to be fine, should I get a dental implant or a dental bridge?

Kevin C. – Baltimore, MD

Kevin,

If all your other teeth are fine, I would lean toward a dental implant. It is the most natural tooth replacement and will not affect your other teeth. With a dental bridge, your two adjacent teeth will need to be shaved down to put supporting crowns on them, which could weaken them.

Dental Implants are placed in two stages. In the first phase an implant is placed into your jawbone. After you’ve had a period of healing and the bone has had time to grow around the implant, an implant crown will be placed on it.

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