I had 3 dental implants placed and 1 of them failed. It needs to be removed. Replacing it will require bone grafting. I am not prepared to spend the kind of money that an implant and bone grafting would take. Any suggestions for an alternative? – William T.
William – A fixed dental bridge can replace the tooth (a fixed bridge cannot be taken out of your mouth). It would not require an implant or bone grafting. If you still have a concern with jawbone shrinkage in the location of the missing tooth, you can consider a soft tissue graft or bone grafting.
If you’re interested, review Dr. LaVacca’s has a web page specific to reasons that dental implants fail.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.