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Why replacing a missing tooth is so expensive

It is far less expensive to take care of your existing teeth than to replace the ones you lose.

As you can see, a dental bridge involves preparing and crowning the 2 teeth on either side of the space. You're paying for substantial dental chair time and the laboratory technician who actually fabricates the bridge.

We've come a long way in the last 40 years and today we have implants.


A titanium implant is surgically placed in your jaw and is generally given 3 months to incorporate to the bone. Then an abutment and crown is screwed into the implant. Notice the adjacent teeth are left untouched. You will likely spend less time in the dental chair, but the implant, abutment and other necessary parts are very expensive. The laboratory work is also more expensive than a conventional bridge.

The bottom line is once again, take care of what you already have.

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