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Old 03-04-2015, 05:03 AM
 
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Hi all, hope you're doing great

One of my front tooth is already recently extracted. Also there is some bone missing on the front / lip side nearthe rooth where the tooth made contact with the gum/bone.

Option 1:

bone grafting and an implant

Option 2:

get a bridge. The adjacent two teeth are already caped so the are already worked on.
But then i would still need the bone graft to substitute the 'missing' bone structure at the base of the tooth.
Witout the graft the 'fake' / center tooth would be abnormally long compared to the other front tooth, since i want it to make contact to the gums.

Personally i would prever option 2 but can they perform this needed graft without placing the implant?

Would this be a sensible option?

Thanks and all the best!
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:19 AM
 
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Option 3, a denture?

Welcome to the forum
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:10 AM
 
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Thanks for the welcome, but that is off my list of options.

I'm really inclined to go for the bridge + graft option for esthetic interaction on the center tooth of the bridge.

Any input more than welcome. Peace
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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if finances arent a huge issue, go with the implant. much more stable and will last longer.
youll lose the bonegraft if you get the bridge.

here is a great animation to check out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWwWWhor0nw
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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Make sure to ask how long the bone graft will last before it dissolves away....
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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This sounds very similar to my situation. I lost a front tooth (well, just right of my front tooth), and there is bone loss on the adjacent tooth that currently prevents it from being used in the bridge. My options are to have the 2nd tooth pulled and have a 4 tooth bridge (my last resort only choice) , or have a graft to stabilize that tooth and go with a 3 tooth bridge like I had planned. A third option (if they can do it) is to stabilize that one tooth AND graft enough bone for an implant. That is my preferred choice now, but I'm still not sure they can do it. And I'm not sure I can afford to do it in the US, and I'm not sure I trust my Mexican dentist enough yet to have it done there.

As the last poster mentioned, if there is no tooth or implant in the graft area the graft will probably "dissolve" so it may not be a solution for your cosmetic problem.




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Hi all, hope you're doing great

One of my front tooth is already recently extracted. Also there is some bone missing on the front / lip side nearthe rooth where the tooth made contact with the gum/bone.

Option 1:

bone grafting and an implant

Option 2:

get a bridge. The adjacent two teeth are already caped so the are already worked on.
But then i would still need the bone graft to substitute the 'missing' bone structure at the base of the tooth.
Witout the graft the 'fake' / center tooth would be abnormally long compared to the other front tooth, since i want it to make contact to the gums.

Personally i would prever option 2 but can they perform this needed graft without placing the implant?

Would this be a sensible option?

Thanks and all the best!
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I had an implant and needed the bone graft too....my MIL had a lot of trouble
with her bridge, I got the implant and am satisfied...
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