Options for Missing Teeth

A missing tooth can change the appearance of your smile. A missing tooth can result from gum disease, injury, tooth decay, or a genetic condition. So many problems can arise due to missing teeth regardless of the way a tooth is lost. It can also affect the appearance of the teeth negatively over time and can create so many problems in future. If someone even loses one tooth, it can negatively affect one’s oral health and confidence. Some other circumstances will arise due to missing teeth or teeth like speech, the capacity of chewing food, the integrity of the jawbone and even slow shifting of the teeth. There are some amazing options available to replace the missing tooth or teeth to maintain your smile, which includes: 

Dental Implant

These are some of the most popular types of implants due to their appearance and strength. The cost of dental implants depends on many factors, and the approximate cost of a single tooth implant will range between $3000 to $6000. Dental implants are the only type of implants that will provide the patients with a new tooth and new root. The procedure involves a titanium post under the gums, which is secured to the jawbone. After a few months, the body will deposit bone around the implant and allow the implant to be as secure as a natural tooth. Once the implant is healed completely, then a dental crown is attached to it. If these implants are looked after properly, they can last for a lifetime.


  •  These will last longer
  • They resemble a natural tooth
  • These are the most effective options to replace missing teeth
  • No regular check-ups are required


  • They are expensive
  • The implant is screwed into the jawbone, which requires a surgical procedure.
  • Slow recovery

Dental Bridge

Implant-supported bridge: For multiple missing teeth in a row, an implant-supported bridge is the best solution. With an implant-supported bridge, only the teeth at the two ends are secured in place with implants. The teeth in the middle of the two ends are held in place without any screwing.


  • It is an economical choice for replacing many missing teeth in a row
  • Bridge is very effective as a dental implant
  • It provides a natural look


  • This can only be used in the situation when several teeth are missing
  • These are not a permanent solution, need to be replaced
  • Needs many visits to the dentist

Tooth-supported bridge: In this implant, the bridge uses the existing teeth for the support to place the bridge. A crown is placed on the teeth next to the missing ones and fixed into place. The process gets completed after a few visits 


  • Provides the natural look and feel
  • No surgery is required
  • This is a more economical option than dental implants


  • There are chances of infection in future
  • The supporting teeth can be damaged if the bridge is not fitted properly
  • Hard to clean underneath the bridge


One of the most cost-effective tooth replacement solutions is dentures. In this, no surgery or dental crown is required. The dentist takes an impression from the mouth with measurements to identify how dentures should be shaped and how teeth need to look. The measurements are sent to the lab for the dentures to be created. This process takes a few weeks to complete. Once the dentures are ready, they will be sent to the dentist and tested on the patient for the fitting.


  • Dentures are easy to repair and replace if needed
  • It is the cheapest option for tooth replacement



  • They are uncomfortable
  • Dentures must be removed and cleaned every day
  • They do not appear as natural as dental implants.



Replacing a single missing tooth with an implant may require several visits including counselling and planning, the initial examination and imaging of the tooth, reviewing the dental history and discussing your treatment options. In some cases, we can also discuss other ways of dealing with your missing or damaged teeth. Teeth with lateral gaps may not require treatment, but they can help to avoid the difficulties of root canal procedures and tooth decay.

First Choice Dental Camden is your trusted dentist who provides high-quality dental implants at the right price. We consider it important that our patients do not experience hidden fees or unexpected procedures, so we are happy to give you accurate estimates of the price of dental implants. The cost of dental implants depends on a number of factors, including the type of implant procedure, how many teeth you need to replace, exactly how many implants are required to support each tooth, how much insurance coverage you have and your geographical location.

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