Single Tooth Replacement Options & Cost
Replace a Single Missing Tooth with Dental Implant or Bridge
In most cases where a single tooth is missing, Dr. Ross recommends a dental implant or a bridge to replace the tooth.
Advantages of Tooth Implants
Dental implants are the most natural-looking and feeling way to replace a missing tooth. You’ll be able to eat, talk and smile naturally with a tooth implant. Not only will your tooth implant match your own natural teeth, it prevents bone loss in the jaw, which decays when teeth are missing.
On average, a single tooth implant procedure takes 1-2 hours and has a recovery time of 2-4 months. Each tooth implant procedure is unique. Contact Ross Dental today for specific information about replacing YOUR missing tooth!
Using a Dental Bridge to Replace a Single Tooth
A dental bridge is the most common non-implant option for replacing a missing tooth. A 3-unit dental bridge is made up of a crown on each side with a bridge (false tooth) in the middle.
One drawback of using a dental bridge is grinding down the healthy teeth alongside the missing tooth so the crown will stay in place. For patients who already have crowns or need crowns on adjacent teeth, a dental bridge is the preferred option.
Cost of Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant vs Bridge
A dental implant is the most cost-effective way to replace a missing tooth. It can cost more up front compared to a dental bridge (on average between$1000 and $3000 per tooth for an implant vs $750 to $1500 per tooth for a bridge).
But dental implants generally last longer and require less maintenance and repair work than other tooth replacement options, saving money over the long run.
Affordable Dental Implants for a Missing Tooth
The price of dental implants depends on many factors including the type of implant, location of the dental office, overall health of the patient and the number of teeth being replaced.
Ross Dental offers tooth implant consultations, expert services and flexible payment options. We accept most dental insurance plans and ensure replacing a missing tooth is a comfortable procedure with sedation dentistry.
Milwaukee Tooth Implant Dentist with Fair Prices
Dr. Ross is an experienced implant dentist helping patients from all over the Milwaukee area. Patients at our comfortable New Berlin dental clinic benefit from his expertise (Dr. Ross teaches at the Marquette University School of Dentistry) and avoid the high price tags found at many dental offices in downtown Milwaukee.