Dental Implant vs Cantilevered Bridge?
Sadly, I twisted one of my teeth loose(the one next to my front tooth)while eating something and my dentist is convinced that it will not tighten up because I stretched the ligaments (or tendons?)
He is recommending an implant because it would preserve the "virgin" tooth next to it. It would also be stronger than bridge work. I know the oral surgeon is recommending and believe he is excellent.
I'm wondering about your experience with the discomfort of the oral surgery and recovery. It seems particularly gruesome to me as opposed to crown and bridgework, of which I have more than I care to count.
A complicating factor is that the implant is not covered by dental insurance, whereas the crown/bridge would be partially covered. I estimate the out of pocket difference to be $1500. We can afford this, but I'm trying to weigh the ordeal factor with the perceived benefits and added expense.
What would you do?