I am in the midst of a ‘dental disaster’. I had an abscess on a tooth that was part of a bridge. My dentist referred me to have it out, and to do so they cut the bridge and took out the offending tooth. The clinic suggested I go back in 6 weeks to have an implant if I could afford it. That was 2 weeks ago. Since then, when eating breakfast on Sunday, the rest of the bridge snapped off taking the ‘fake’ tooth and snapping my remaining tooth off at gum level. I now obviously have a huge gap. This gap is upper left, I think these are 4, 5, and 6 (my left). I have been back and agreed to have 2 implants as I can’t afford 3, but now I’m researching a bit more I’m discovering that perhaps 2 implants could be enough for a replacement bridge for all 3 teeth. Do you think that is possible? I am reading that upper teeth are slightly more problematic than lower jaw teeth so does that rule it out? I would rather get it all done in one go with 2 implants if I can. I have a sedation appt next Wednesday to have the snapped tooth out and 2 implants put in. I had impessions taken, but I’m assuming it’s for the temporary plate – but would that be for the implants – in other words, is it too late to ‘insist’ that I have a 2 implant bridge? Please advise. Thank you very much.
Dr Komal Suri
Smile Design Dental
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