Not everyone is a candidate for implants. Therefore, if we do not want dental implants, the patient has three alternatives.
The Alternative Options to Dental Implants
1. Do nothing and live with the gap
The first alternative is to do nothing, that is, we live with the gap. This, however, may cause your other teeth to move, aside from chewing problems. This will also make you lose your confidence to smile.
2. Wear a partial denture
Number two is we can do a partial denture, so a little plate that comes in and out.
If you do partial dentures, they’re good that they’re quite conservative and cheaper than implants, but unfortunately, some people never get used to the plates.
3. Dental bridge
Number three is we if you have adjacent teeth on either side, we can do a bridge, which means we cut teeth on either side and put a fixed bridge in.
As far as bridges are concerned, I personally am not a huge fan of bridges because we have to damage pretty much good teeth sometimes, on either side and if something fails in the future, instead of that one gap that you had, you might end up with three gaps.
This is my opinion on it, but, yes, sometimes we have to go with the alternatives. Book an appointment online so you may discuss your best alternative with a dental professional.