I need opinions. I’ve had a cap on one my top front teeth since I was nine years old, due to an “accident” with my brothers. Since then it’s been a lifetime of trouble and pain, not to mention thousands of dollars in upkeep. There’s been steady bone loss even though I’ve done everything I can, and now they’re saying I’ve got a couple of years left and I should just do an implant now, while I’ve got a better chance of it going well.
My choices are: implant, bridge, or do flap surgery and get a splint and put it off for a few more years. I have caps on the teeth on either side, so getting a bridge seems a lot less traumatic. Is having an implant all that much better?
It looks like this is going to cost me a minimum of $6,000. And that’s doing it all at the NYU Dental School.
Looking through the trees down West 4th Street. I put this in the “I’ll bet you didn’t think NYC was so green” category.