I lost a tooth. Plus, the tooth next to it needs a crown. My dentist wants me to get an implant for the missing tooth and then a crown for the adjacent tooth that is damaged. I would save a lot of money by just getting a bridge, but he says that’s not a good idea. Isn’t it my mouth?
Brenda B. – Nashville, TN
While dental implants are a superior treatment, sometimes it makes sense to get a dental bridge verses an implant. Unless there is some information I don’t have, you are one of those cases. I can’t understand why he is pushing you to do both procedures.
You may have to stand up for yourself and tell him this is the treatment you want, unless he has some new information for you as to why a bridge wouldn’t work, I would go that route.
If he can’t give you a valid reason why a bridge wouldn’t work and still is pushing you toward the other treatment, I would look for another dentist. One who puts your interests in the forefront.
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