Single-tooth replacement: bridge vs. implant-supported restoration

J Can Dent Assoc. 2000 Sep;66(8):435-8.


Options for restoring a single tooth include fixed partial denture, resin-bonded restoration and single-tooth implant. In this paper, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and factors that must be considered when choosing between them for the replacement of a single tooth. Although in some cases a fixed partial denture is the most appropriate choice, implants have the advantage of allowing preservation of the integrity of sound teeth adjacent to the edentulous area.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Decision Making
  • Dental Implants, Single-Tooth*
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed*
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed, Resin-Bonded
  • Humans
  • Incisor
  • Maxilla