Our expert says:
Hi, I can understand your concerns around your metal plate. The disadvantage of the bridge is that the adjacent teeth (eye-teeth) would need to be crowned and that these 2 teeth would then carry the forces of 6 teeth. I would recommend that you also investigate the option of having two implants placed, with a bridge (4 teeth) on top of the implants. The relevant costs can then be obtained from your dentist or prosthodontist. Should you require the contact details of a dentist of prosthodontist near you please contact the South African Dental Association on 011 – 484 5288.
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