I have had three consultations and I’ve been recommended different options concerning bridges and implants. Can you help?
Q. I have a failing bridge which involves my ur1,2 and 3. UR3 needs to be extracted. I have been for 3 consultations for an implant to replace UR3 2 dentists have recommended an implant in 3 with a cantilever bridge on it to replace missing ur2. UR1 needs a root canal and a new single crown. However, one other dentist has said a cantilever bridge wouldnt be a good option as it could be too much pressure on the single implant over time, he insists 2 implants is better and would be gauranteed to last a lot longer. Im now wondering why the other dentists havent suggested two implants or is the third dentist just trying to make more money.,
A. 2 implants is the best option long term but is also the most expensive option. 1 implant and a cantilever bridge is a also satisfactory option, the only way it would be to much pressure on the implant is if your bite on that tooth only once your bridge is fitted. Your dentist will take your bite into consideration. I am happy to take a look and advise you more accurately
Dr Kailesh Solanki
Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
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