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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