I need to replace two teeth. I wanted to do two dental implants, but my dentist said my teeth have shifted and there isn’t enough room for two dental implants. Is it possible to do a Maryland Bridge on two teeth?
With a Maryland Bridge, I would only do two teeth on the lower front teeth which are smaller and never more than that number. The reason for that is the stress on your teeth. If it is on other teeth, your option is to get a traditional bridge or dental implants.
The bridge really only makes sense when your adjacent teeth need to be crowned as well. Other than that, you are grinding down healthy tooth structure. That is likely why you wanted two dental implants to begin with.
You Can Still Get Dental Implants
Even though the teeth have shifted, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a dental implant. There is a way to get a single dental implant topped with two crowns. I wouldn’t have your current dentist do this, though. Make sure you go to a dentist who is familiar with the process. This way you can be certain it will be done right.
Getting Your Teeth Their Best
Your dental crowns can be made any color. Because of that, it is helpful for you to get your teeth whitened before your crowns are made. You don’t have to do this of course. It’s only if you had planned on whitening your teeth at some point. The reason you want to do it before your crowns is to save money.
You could do it after. The problem is the only thing which will whiten is your natural tooth structure. In order to get the crowns to match, you’ll have to replace them.
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