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Single tooth denture



Feb 10, 2024
Hello, I am scared of going to the dentist. Badly. Had not been in years until I broke a tooth recently. I'm 42 years old, and it turned out to be a baby tooth. Anywho, it's a mollar on the bottom left, closest to the front. Do they make a single tooth denture? If so, is it worth it? I don't have anywhere near the courage to get an implant, and looking for help!
We do make single tooth dentures but for what you describe, I wouldn't. The cons outweigh the pros. If you really wanted to replace the tooth then a Maryland bridge would be my choice.
FYI Modern versions would have only one "wing" not 2 like in the illustrations here.
@Gordon I am wanting something exactly like that!!! Do you think I'm a good candidate if the tooth that would have the wings attached has a filling already? This is such welcome news. I am far too scared to do implant procedures
Probably, depends on where the filling is, but it shouldn't be an issue. Other factors that need to be considered are the gum health of the supporting tooth and the way your teeth bite together but probably not an issue either.