Partial denture for 2 front upper teeth?

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I’m trying to decide between a partial denture for my 2 front upper teeth or an implant to replace an abutment tooth in my bridge. One of the abutment teeth for my bridge was damaged during a procedure to replace a 23 year old bridge. I’ve had 2 unsuccessful root canals on the abutment tooth in the past 2 months, and was told today the abutment tooth needs to be extracted. So I can get an implant and have a bridge, or cap the remaining abutment and get a partial upper for the 2 missing front teeth. Any advice on the options? Anyone have a partial for 2 front upper teeth? The implant seems like the best option, but the process scares me.
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Barbara G

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To  jla
Implants are an easy process
There is nothing scary about them
They seem  like the best solution for you
Where do you live?  In what state?

What does each different process cost?

I have had many implants and had no problem with either having them done or the results
Just make sure yo go to some one who has done a lot of implants and gone to advanced  implant training
Keep us in the loop
Good Luck
Barbara

Implant  also do not damage any of  your own teeth 

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Patricia Moore Frey

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I agree with this!  Remember when you lose a tooth or teeth and have a partial or dentures your bone loss is quite significant and it happens fairly quickly.  Implants will grow bone around them.
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lisa j Llewellyn

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Personally I would go the implant route, I believe you would be much happier and have a more secure appliance. If finances are not an issue that is the way to go. lastly the implant procedure is not all that bad, just takes more time.
Good luck and keep up posted.
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If I had the choice I would go for the implant especially as it's only for one tooth. Having a partial denture for just two teeth would be fine if there were no other options,  but it would take longer to get used to.  I've never had an implant but I know people who have and they have been more than happy with the procedure and with the results.  Good luck whatever you decide.
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What part of the implant process scares you?
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Donna

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You also have to have bone for the implant to stay in place. I had four implants and lost two already because I lost bone. They are not cheap.
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Kathy P

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You are right, Donna. That's one of the most important aspects. The bone that a tooth sits in (the alveolar bone) gradually dissolves when that tooth is lost because it is no longer needed, so the amount of that bone that is present is the first thing the dentist will look at when a patient asks about implants.
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Hi Donna
There are still options if the bone is thin Below is from the internet:
------------------------------------------------------"If you have had teeth extracted 2, 5, 10 or any number of years ago, and have not replaced them since, you may still be a good candidate for dental implants. ...Dental implants require healthy bone in order to be placed; however, even if the bone tissue has shrunk, a bone graft may be an option to restore it."
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Below is an add   from a local  Scarsdale dentist   (an expensive community)    
Please post the prices of different implant procedures in your community
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Denture Stabilization$4950
  • Includes 2 FULL IMPLANTS with Existing Denture
  • Free Oral Sedation
  • 0% 12 Month Financing Available
  • FREE CONSULT ($150 Value)
  • (Conditions apply)
    Cannot be combined with insurance

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Barbara G

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we  do no know the cost of doing the partial  denture or the cost of doing it with the implant
so that we can not compare the cost
I have had multiple implants and never lost  one
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Good for you Barbara but that is not everyone’s experience either. I was talking about my experience and not anyone else’s.
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I may be wrong but if you decide to go with an implant you will have to wait until the implant heals before placing one of your "permanent options" on it. Now adays it's approx 3-4 mths of healing time.
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To  Josie
Sounds right but they  can use  a flipper?  while they wait
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Josie

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That's right Barbara. Good one. Sometimes we suggest buying a Flipper first and if you don't like it then take it to the next step and invest in something more expensive and permanent. The Flipper can always be modified on the inside if one chooses to get an implant later while they're healing. If they like or don't mind the Flipper then great! Just saved a lot of money not going the other route.