My front tooth is loose due to gum disease should I have a Maryland bridge or denture

Q. Hi, I have a front loose tooth due which I am about to lose due to Gum disease. I have been offered the option of replacing the tooth with a denture (dont want this) or a Maryland bridge. Only problem with the bridge is that I have read that the metal can show through the teeth & that a gap may be visible due to gum shrinkage. In the long term I would like an implant to replace this loose tooth but have been told that the gum diseases in that area has to clear before an implant is possible. Would you advise me to go with a temporary denture or the maryland bridge, how long would you recommend i wait before going for an implant?. Thanks


A. If the tooth is infected by the gum disease the best thing is to have the tooth extracted. it is then a personal option to have the denture or the maryland bridge. it just depends on whether or not you want to have something removable or not. if you are going to have the implant then the bridge or denture will only be a temporary measure. the implant should be placed eight weeks after the extraction of the tooth. hope this is all helpful. if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

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February 20th, 2009 at 08:47 PM
marcus Says :

hi…please help!! i had my front tooth knocked out in a fight 1 week ago but before this i had gum missing around the front of this tooth and i could see the complete root.which is why it was a little loose in the first place.however now its missing completely im really worried i wont be able to have an implant due to that missing front gum tissue.i dont want dentures and a bridge requires grinding down my two heathy teeth….ive lost all confidence and dont want to leave the house. please give me advice. many thanks. marcus

May 25th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Mekhi Says :

I have no natural teeth left and my dentures are now worn. I want to replace them and have the bite corrected. Can you do this and have the new dentures look the same as my present set? I am 64 years old and I would like teeth that look natural for my age.

May 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Hunter Says :

I currently have a total of 6 unsightly top teeth, all crooked and one broken (all at the front between two protruding canines. My enquiry is that would a partial valplast denture be suitable both practically and aesthetically, equally if so what is the estimated cost of X6 exractions and the associated denture.

May 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Dominick Says :

hi i am 39 years old and i have a denture on the bottom of my mouth i stillhasd some teeth left and they have now came out and i have gaps and i cannot stand it i need to get the others removed soi can get a new denture canyou help me as i am in pain and also i am on family credit and i need to find a dentist tat i can trust as i am so scared and i rey need help as i amgoing away in two weeks and in cant go like this can you help me please

May 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Calista Says :

ihave ill fitting uopperand lower dentures which have not been replaced forabout seven year.I am desperate to find a practice who can provide me withdentures that will fit are a good colour and provide support to my face

May 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Madison Says :

Dear Sir/Madam I am enquiring as to whether it is possible to have a full set of upper dentures made from Valplast as I am considering replacing my current set and I am looking for alternatives to the standard denture. At thesame time I will also consider implants and i woud appreciate if you wouldforward me some details on the procedure (e.g initial consultation etc)

May 27th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Noe Says :

I have a upper denture and recently has my last tooth removed which has resulted in my denture being loose. I am interested to know how much 1 or 2 screw in teeth would cost please to support my denture. many thanks

May 27th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Blaine Says :

can you tell me where i can get help i was 25 year old when i had to get my top teeth pulled from my thyroid problem my bottom teeth are bad and now need to be pulled because of my thyroid i lost my gum real fast that was along time ago in 2006 but i still have the same problem no money and i had 2 pair dentures that didn’t fit me i lost one in the house fire and i have a pair now that don\’t fit me i paid $800.00 in payments can you tell me is there a place that can work with me i been wanting to smile Thanks

May 27th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jonatan Says :

You might get subsidised treatment at a teaching dental hospital that trains dentists

May 27th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Javion Says :

Hello, I have been wearing metal based upper dentures since last year and do not feel comfortable.I have two natural teeth left each in the rear sidesof my upper jaw. I am interested in valplast and would like to know if itwould be suitable for me. Thank you.

May 31st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Libby Says :

Hi.. I have a tooth missing and have done for many years. It’s forth fromfront so you can see when i smile. I have previously had a denture, but want to knwo if any other options that don’t cost the earth. Denture is fine,but i am only in my early 30’s so would be interested to know what else is available. If you could advise along with prices would be great. Thank you

February 3rd, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Anthony Says :

Hiya I’m 28 years of age I have periodontal gum diese my gums are reclining and I have two loose teeth at the front and am worried sick. I have been waiting to see the dentist since August an am still waiting as I am on the list I don’t know what to do when I loose my front teeth which I think will be very soon will I b able to have new teeth put in straight away or is it not as easy as that Will I have permeant tooth loss or can this b stooped please help thank you

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