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.