I have a missing tooth and they are saying the only option is an implant. Any suggestions?
Doctor Answers 1
Replacing tooth without implant.
An implant is an excellent method of replacing a missing tooth but it is also possible to place a bridge. A resin bonded bridge can be beautiful and not damage the other teeth.
Closing the space orthodontically can create problems with headaches, TMJ , snoring or sleep apnea.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal Member, American Equilibration Society Member Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences