A Cranbourne patient presented with missing upper front tooth which was extracted while ago due to vertical root fracture.Now he has decided to replace it because it affects his smile,but he is not ready to spend too much at this stage of his life.
After thorough assessment with acquiring intra-oral photographs and models,we offered him to replace the tooth with a dental implant but because of the bone loss in the vicinity of that area,bone grafting will be required which increases the cost of the treatment.Mr D is reluctant to spend too much now for this procedure.A high cost treatment option was offered to him by a Cranbourne Dentist,which didn’t meet his requirements.
Then we offered to replace the missing tooth with a removable partial denture which he didn’t like the idea at all.
The third option was a bridge but because the teeth adjacent to lost tooth are quite healthy,we offered a special type of the bridge ”Fibre re-enforced composite bridge”.this is the most conservative type of the fixed bridge which doesn’t need tooth cutting as such.It is reversible procedure and could be cut away and removed at any time if patient wants to go for implant option in the future.
The patient agreed with the treatment plan,fibre re-enforced bridge was fabricated in one clinical appointment and patient was extremely happy with the clinical outcome.