Single Implant and Crown

In this scenario, a single tooth space is replaced with an implant and crown.  This option has advantages over a bridge because:

  • the adjacent teeth do not need to be drilled
  • the final product is easier to clean
  • implant solutions can last longer then bridges
  • the bone will be maintained around the implant

A bridge will allow bone to continue to slowly resorb under the toothless site, which can also be an aesthetic and/or food trap problem.