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Treatment guidelines

Alternative treatment options

Key points

  • There are several treatment options for replacing a single missing tooth; the choice is influenced by clinical, surgeon, dentist and patient factors.
  • Treatment options for a single missing tooth are an implant-supported crown, a 3-unit bridge supported by two natural teeth, a fixed resin-bonded bridge, a removable partial denture, orthodontic closure of the open space and no treatment.

Clinical topics

Patient assessment

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eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
The high survival rates of single dental implants have made them a highly desirable option for replacing single teeth. Several studies identified survival rates for single implants that ranged between 94.4% and 99% with a mean survival rate of 96.7%.


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