Bridge crowns vs individual crown implants

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Rhodina Williams
(Brooklyn, New York)

I am having 13 implants placed molars,premolars. I had to have a sinus lift. My dentist initially planned individual implants.

After placing 7 lower implants he decided to do a bridge instead of individual crowns,he said something about stability and the amount of bone but did not discuss the change of course,or cost adjustment.

I am apprehensive,because if something goes awry then the 4 or 3 tooth bridge has to be changed instead of just 1 implant.

What are the pros and cons for a bridge crowns vs individual crowns. Should there be a price adjustment? Should I now get a second opinion? I have paid a third of the $36,000.


Category: Problems After Placing Implant

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  1. sandydig says:

    Bridge vs. Single Implants NEW
    by: Sharon B., RDH

    Hi Rhodina,

    A bridge should be less expensive than individual implants placed. Your dentist is correct – it does have to do with the amount of bone support in your mouth. If you have some areas that are not ideally dense enough with the bone, or your bone ridge is too narrow in places, then fewer implants may be more appropriate. Personally if it’s an option I would select the bridges because overall it’s less invasive to have fewer implants, and it will save you a lot of money.

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